Tel: 01392 677064

South West

The office for MINDFUL EMPLOYER® is located in this region - please use the main Contact page to get in touch.


MINDFUL EMPLOYER Partnership Organisations in the South West are:

Devon: Workways  01392 677064 

Devon & Somerset: Lee Taylor, Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service 01392 381381

Dorset: Renee ClarkeMidlands Workplace Wellbeing 07954 414222

David GreenImproveon 01202 830601

Somerset: Becky Wright, New Leaf Life Design 07590 684888

Swindon: David LathamSwindon Mind   01793 432031


Nicky LidbetterAnxiety UK 0161 868 0547



 Local Employer Networks

These networks provide an informal, relaxed setting in which to meet colleagues from other employers to discuss issues of common concern. The agenda is set by the group and generally focus on topics connected to recruiting and retaining staff who experience mental ill health. Any employer is welcome to attend.

Devon     14 June

Dr Katie Porkess will help us to consider the top 3 tips for group wellbeing in the workplace. For more information, please contact us on 01392 677064. 

Somerset      Various dates in April-June

This new group is running a series of sessions for employers in the county. Click here for more details.

Swindon      13 June 

The next meeting will focus on organisational and human wellbeing with guest speaker Lynn Copp. For more information please contact David Latham on  01793 432031. The network also has a website for Wiltshire hosted by Wiltshire Business Online.  




Raising Awareness

Workways, which runs MINDFUL EMPLOYER runs a range of workshops on mental health awareness for managers and staff at its Exeter office. These can also be delivered in your premises - click on the title above to find out more.


ACAS Training: Mental Health Awareness for Employers

Developed in collaboration with MINDFUL EMPLOYER and led by a senior ACAS adviser, this event will raise your understanding about mental ill-health. You will learn some of the common signs and symptoms, and most importantly will be able to discuss and explore strategies for early intervention and support for employees experiencing mental ill-health. Click on the link above to book a place or phone 08457 383736 or email for more details.


Support Services

Astra Health & Wellbeing Consultancy

Astra Health & Wellbeing Consultancy provide nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses for individuals and employers in the south west, bringing practical skills to businesses, organisations and individuals.  01392 877282 

Authentis Vocational Services

Provides advice, informaiton and support for employers and employees. 01803 611541

Big Results Training

Big Results Training offers sustainable stress  management, wellbeing and mindfulness training. Their iScape programme is a modular training programme to build personal resilience. 01626 864458

Every Mind Matters

Provides support for employers and employees and mental health awareness training. 0300 999 0939

Management Advisory Service    

Led by Professor Derek Mowbray, MAS provides consultancy, mentoring, training and coaching services that transform corporate culture, enhance staff wellbeing, resilience and performance, and help to prevent work related stress and psychological distress.  This cuts the costs of sickness absence and presenteeism and improves organisational performance.  For more details contact 01242 241882 

Midlands Workplace Wellbeing

Operarting in Dorset, Midlands Workplace Wellbeing are a provider of Workplace Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Services range from fully managed health days to one off training courses.  For further assistance on creating a happy and healthy workforce tel 01562 634926. 


Provides 1:1 Therapy, Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring as well as Mindfulness and Stress Management Training, tailor made to promote health and wellbeing within your workplace. Occupational health experience across NHS, private and voluntary organisations. Contact Julie Hession 07799706036 

Positive Outcome Therapy

Exeter and East Devon based service specialising in stress management, anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder and phobia. Contact Angela Avis  01404 813371

Schools Workforce Health & Wellbeing

This service provides information, advice and training on a range of mental and physical health issues for teachers, governors and non-teaching staff in schools in Cornwall.

The Decision Clinic

The Decision Clinic provides support for boosting productivity, staff development and wellbeing using a combination of Human Resources business coaching, Solution Focused psychotherapy, mindfulness, NLP and visualisation to provide group training or one-to-one sessions. 07590 540074 

Well Aware Signposting and Information Service 

Web-based details of services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and BANES. 

Wessex Counselling Service 

Provides employers and employees with confidential professional counselling for all issues, in the Bristol and Frome areas. Employee counselling contracts available to help reduce absenteeism and enhance work performance. For more information contact 01373 453355


Charter Signatories

Signatories to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health who are based or have offices in the South West:

2gether NHS Foundation Trust 

Activmob CIC**

A.E. Rodda and Sons Ltd*

Affinity Sutton*

Age UK Exeter**

Alabare Christian Care & Support**

Alcoa Howmet*


Ashfords LLP*

Aspire Academy Trust

Authentis Vocational Services*

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Babcock-Devonport * 

Bath Spa University Students Union**

Bournemouth University

Bristol City Council

Bristol Drugs Project Limited**

Care Quality Commission

Carer Support Wiltshire**

Churchfields Academy

City College Plymouth

Citizens Advice Plymouth**

Colebrook Southwest Ltd**

Community Housing Aid**

Contact Associates Ltd*

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Housing

Cornwall Music Service Trust*

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

C Supplies Limited*

Daido Industrial Bearings Europe Ltd*

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust**

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Department for Work & Pensions

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Devon, Dorset & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company

Devon Partnership NHS Trust 

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Dorset County Council

Dorset Healthcare University Foundation NHS Trust 

Dorset Mental Health Forum**

Dorset Wildlife Trust**

East Devon Council

East Devon Volunteer Support Agency**

Enable in Cornwall**

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Essential Drug & Alcohol Services**

Exeter City Council

Exeter Community Initiatives**

Exmoor National Park Authority

First City Nursing Services*

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Gloucestershire County Council

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

GWP Group*

Happy Days Nurseries*

Hartpury College*

Havencare Southwest**

Headway Devon**

Homemaker Southwest**

Identity Experts*

Jacobs U.K. Ltd *

Julian House**

Litchdon Medical Centre

Livewell Southwest*

Living Options Devon**

Lycette Care*

Management Advisory Service*

Manor Community*

Marsha Miles Consultancy*

Mavern Care Limited*

Maximus Health & Human Services Ltd*

Met Office

Milestones Trust**

Mind in Exeter & East Devon**

Mind in Taunton & West Somerset **

Mind Restormel Association for Mental Health**

Nationwide Building Society*

Nestlé UK&I

NHS Kernow 

NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Devon Pathfinder**

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Nursefinders Ltd*

Outlook South West*

Open Briefing**

Pentreath Ltd**    

Penwith Community Development Trust**

Phoenix Enterprises*


Plymouth & District Mind**

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Plymouth Marjon University

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Proper Cornish Group*

Public Health England 

Rethink Mental Illness**

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust   

St. Anne's C.E.V.A. Primary School

St Mungo's**

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Santander UK*


Shared Lives South West **


Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Somerset County Council

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

South Somerset Mind**

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Southwest One*

Spectrum Housing Group*

Step One**

Stroud District Council

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 

Taunton School*

Teignbridge Council

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group*

The CRUMBS Centre**

The Exeter*


Torbay Council

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Tulip Ltd*

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

University of Exeter

V Learning Net**


Westlea Primary School

Westward Housing Group**

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc*

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

YMCA Cornwall**

Young Devon**

* private sector business;

** voluntary sector/charity;

unmarked - public sector employer

The Charter is about working towards the principles of it not the immediate fulfilment of them – signing up is a step along a journey not the end of it.

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