Mindful Employer Charter

 

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The Mindful Employer symbol is displayed by employers who have signed the Mindful Employer Charter who wish to improve the working lives of their staff and willing to work towards better mental health practice. Being given the right to display the symbol means that we are committed to:

  • Supporting mental health within the workplace and the wider community
  • Understanding that people who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures and that this may discourage them from seeking employment
  • Understand that whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job
  • Provide appropriate support as the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues
  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and the Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills
  • Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment
  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace

For more information visit Mindful Employer.