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.  

We have informal partnership agreements with a range of organisations across the UK. They are able to provide support to their local employers and they also promote MINDFUL EMPLOYER to businesses and organisations in their area. MINDFUL EMPLOYER Partnership Organisations in the South West are:

Bristol: Jackie Smith, PES  01454 808658

Devon: Workways  01392 677064 

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

Dorset: Renee ClarkeMindful Workplace Wellbeing 07954 414222

David GreenImproveon 01202 830601

Somerset: Becky Wright, New Leaf Life Design 07590 684888

Swindon: David LathamSwindon Mind   01793 432031

Region-wide: Nicky LidbetterAnxiety UK 0161 868 0547 

Richard TaylorUK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (UK EAPA) 07973 767316

If you have specific enquiries about the Charter, our trainingpublications or other aspects of MINDFUL EMPLOYER please contact us directly.


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   13 March, Exeter  

Our speaker will be Sarah Prince, who is a counsellor and sleep coach. Sarah writes ‘Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance can affect us for both brief and longer periods in our lives.  Many distinct elements contribute to poor sleep including environment, behaviours and thoughts.  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) is recommended by NICE for  reducing insomnia and sleep disturbance. How we unwind from work,  work related stress, shift patterns and ruminating on work (and life) intrudes into sleep and can have a significant impact on our wellbeing.  This talk will look at why good sleep is so important, explore what contributes to poor sleep, look at ideas to improving sleep, how to promote good sleep for your colleagues and teams as part of a wellbeing strategy and consider how to make real and lasting changes.’ For more information, please contact us on 01392 677064. 

Dorset       7 March, Poole 

The next meeting will consider mental health in the workplace with guest speaker, Marie-Clare Gale and a case study from merlin Entertainment. For more information, please contact Renee Clark on 07954 414222 or email


For more information contact Becky Wright on 07590 684888.

Swindon    6 March 

The topic for the next meeting is 'Anxiety - what employers need to know'. For more information please contact David Latham on  01793 432031. The network also has a website for Wiltshire hosted by Wiltshire Business Online.  



ACAS Conference         28 March  Exeter

Poor physical and mental health in the workplace directly affects morale, productivity, attendance and retention as well as customer service. This conference will give delegates a unique opportunity to hear from national experts in the field of health and wellbeing in at work. Joined by guest speakers: Paul Farmer CBE (CEO of Mind), Kevin Ellison (Deputy Director of Public Health England), Gelong Thubten (Mindfulness Expert) and Andrew Tobey (Michelmores Solicitors).




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

Authentis Vocational Services

Provides advice, information 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

Breathe Outdoors

Breathe Outdoors provides bespoke support for individuals, schools and business. They do this by working with the natural environment, combining outdoor education and mindfulness practises. 'Breathe Outdoors, a down to earth way of developing wellbeing'. For more information contact Kate Ryley 

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 


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. 

Wellbeing at Work

Plymouth-based NHS service, Wellbeing at Work supports employers to make the workplace a happier and healthier place to work in. 01752 437177

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

Action East Devon**

Activmob CIC**

A.E. Rodda and Sons Ltd*

Affinity Sutton*

Age UK Exeter**

Alabare Christian Care & Support**

Albany Surgery

AliMo Care Ltd*


Apple Tree Pre-School *

Aspire Academy Trust

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Babcock-Devonport * 

Bath Mind**

Bath Spa University Students Union**

Bournemouth University

Bristol Drugs Project Limited**

Care Quality Commission

Carer Support Wiltshire**

City College Plymouth

Citizens Advice Plymouth**

Colebrook Southwest Ltd**

Community Housing Aid**

Contact Associates Ltd*

Cornerstone Housing Ltd **

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Housing

Cornwall Music Service Trust*

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


C Supplies Limited*

Cullompton Town Council

Daido Industrial Bearings Europe Ltd*

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust**

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory

Department for Work & Pensions

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Devon County Council

Devon Partnership NHS Trust 

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Doncasters Aerospace*

Dorset County Council

Dorset Healthcare University Foundation NHS Trust 

Dorset Mental Health Forum**

Dorset Wildlife Trust**

East Devon Council

Essential Drug & Alcohol Services**

Exeter City Council

Exeter Community Initiatives**

Exmoor National Park Authority

First City Nursing Services*

Foster and Brown Research*

GA Solicitors * 

Garland Support*

GKN Aerospace*

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**

Kitsons LLP*

Liskeard Eventide Home Ltd*

Litchdon Medical Centre

Livewell Southwest*

Living Options Devon**

Management Advisory Service*

Manor Community*

Marsha Miles Consultancy*

Mavern Care Limited*

Mayden House Limited*

Met Office

Milestones Trust**

Mind in Taunton & West Somerset **

Nagel Langdons Ltd*

National Marine Aquarium**

Nestlé UK&I*

NHS Kernow 

NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Newquay Health Centre

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Devon Pathfinder**

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Numatic International Limited*

Nursefinders Ltd*

Oasis Talking Therapies**

Open Briefing

Outlook South West*

Pendennis House Ltd*

Pentreath Ltd**    


Phoenix Enterprises*

Pioneering Independence Ltd*


Plymouth & District Mind**

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Plymouth Marjon University

Proper Cornish Group*

Public Health England 

Rethink Mental Illness**

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust   

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust



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

St Mungo's**

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Santander UK*


Severn Vale Housing Society**

Shared Lives South West **


Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Somerset County Council

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Southern England Farms Ltd*

South Somerset Mind**

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Southwest One*

Specsavers Exeter, Taunton & Tiverton*

Stephens Scown LLP *

Step One**

Stroud District Council

SWH Group Ltd *

Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

Swindon Mind **

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 

Taunton School*

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group*

The CRUMBS Centre**

The Exeter*

The Outside Clinic *

Thurlbear Primary School


Torbay Council

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Tozers LLP*

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

University of Exeter

University West of England

V Learning Net**

Vygon UK Ltd*


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.

More information will be added to this page in due course - and please contact us if you have any items of interest or details of organisations who support employers.

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