Mindful Employer

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Mindful employer is led by employers and aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff. A wide range of employers have been involved in planning the initiative which gives businesses ongoing practical support, training materials, an online discussion forum, support networks and assistance from other employers.

Part of the initiative is the Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. Mindful Employer is open to any employer anywhere in the UK. It is facilitated by Work ways, a service run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which provides information, guidance and practical support for people whose mental health affects their ability to find or retain employment, training, education or voluntary work.

Mindful Employer recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and held a conference to celebrate this.  The conference was a great success with presentations from Dame Carol Black -Expert Advisor on Health & Work, Dept of Health,  Norman Lamb – Minister of State for Care & Support and chaired by Dr Steve Borman -Chief Medical Officer, Capita.  The presentations are now available to download on the Mindful Employer Website

To mark the celebration Mindful Employer also produced a small video called ‘Making a difference’  The video is very thought provoking and well worth a watch.

Midlands Workplace Wellbeing support the Mindful Employer initiative in both the Midlands and the South East and South West of England. If you would like to know more about becoming a mindful employer please call us on 07954 414222 or visit the Mindful Employer Website