MINDFUL EMPLOYER abroad
We are pleased to announce that we have entered in to partnership agreements with two organisations in the Republic of Ireland. Mentality and yeradu.com are both based in Dublin and will be helping to develop the initiative there.
One of our new Charter signatories is Kaufman Law, P.C based in Atlanta, Georgia and they have become the first signatory from the USA.
Charter signatories continue to increase
Nearly 90 employers have signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health so far this year, compared to 53 in the same period last year. This is a great surge of interest and continues to show how employers (contrary to some other publicity you might read…!) really are taking active steps to support the mental wellbeing of their staff. Recent new signatories are:
Assistants at Hand Plymouth
Avtrade Limited Sayers Common West Sussex
Catholic Care Leeds
CFH Docmail Radstock Somerset
Coach Forever Ltd Milton Keynes
Coast to Coast Caravans Ltd Milford Haven
Co-operatives UK Ltd Manchester
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
DTP Group Leeds
Enzen Global Ltd Solihull
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
IETG & 40Seven Ltd Leeds
Imperial College London
KnownFour Ltd Harpenden Herts
Mentis Training and Consultancy Ltd Wigan
Metro Centre Limited London
MHFA England CIC London
Missing Link Bristol
Optix Solutions Exeter
Pendle Education Trust Nelson Lancashire
Pennine MSK Partnership Ltd Oldham
Princess Alice Hospice Esher
Selwood Housing Trowbridge
St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice Winsford
The St Christopher School Academy Trust Leigh on Sea Essex
UK Telematics Wrexham
University of Huddersfield
University of Plymouth Students' Union
Winchester Science Centre
Woughton Community Council Milton Keynes
Zed Books London
Any employer, any size, any sector, anywhere can sign this voluntary, aspirational commitment. Click here for more information.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on stress. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation there are plenty of resources available.
Ways to work with Workways
Workways (which is part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust and runs MINDFUL EMPLOYER) is expanding its support service for people who are not employed across the whole of Devon. We have vacancies for Band 5 Employment Specialists and Band 4 Employment Coaches based in either Torbay, South, North or West Devon. The roles will involve assisting Workways’ clients to find paid employment – using the evidenced based Individual Placement & Support (IPS) approach. Experience of supporting employers and helping people with a health condition (preferably mental health-related) to find employment are essential to the role. We also have a vacancy for Band 3 Business Administration Support at Workways in Exminster, near Exeter.
New Affiliate Trainers
During the last few months we have developed a network of Affiliate Trainers who have helped us increase our capacity to meet the ever growing demand for mental health awareness workshops. These Affiliates have been trained by ourselves to deliver some of our workshops and are based in different parts of the UK. To find out more about the workshops we can deliver to managers and other staff on your premises and also our ‘open workshops’ please visit our website or contact email@example.com
Getting up to date
With apologies for the lack of a newsletter in April… we are delighted to welcome Mandy McLellan as our new Business Support Administrator. Mandy brings a wealth of administrative and other experience and not only is she working her way through the backlog which built up in our recent staff changes but she is gradually getting to grips with all the various systems we have in place. Mandy can be contacted at the number shown below and through firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any admin enquiries. She is working Mondays, Fridays and also Tuesday afternoons.