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March newsletter

Posted by Mark on 20 March, 2018

Being a Mindful Manager Workshop

A few places remain for these workshops in Manchester (17 April), Sheffield (18 April) and Exeter (23 April). Particularly suitable for line managers, HR and Occupational Health specialists, business owners and directors, trade union and staff representatives – especially those with little or no knowledge of mental health conditions. This 3 hour workshop covers: 

  • Stress, anxiety & depression, bi-polar disorder
  • Talking with staff about mental health
  • Supporting staff in work and managing absence 

The cost is just £80 per person. Click here to book a place

We can also deliver this workshop and other mental health awareness sessions to your organisation on your premises – click here for more details or contact kim.hewett@nhs.net

 

New Charter Signatories 

The British Medical Association (BMA) is among the latest employers to make this voluntary commitment to the mental wellbeing of their staff. Other new signatories are: 

Cardinal Hume Centre London 

Grantley Hall   Thirsk

Greenergy London 

Hastoe Housing Association  Kingston Upon Thames

Independent Advocacy Stoneleigh Park  Warwickshire

LACE Partners  London

LJM Compliance Solutions Ltd   Burton on Trent

New London Educational Trust  Hounslow

Paragon Finance Plc Solihull 

THB Group London 

Victims First Northumbria    

Organisations who sign the Charter can also access MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus: a 24/7 helpline for staff and an 8-8, 7-day a week advice line for managers for just £1 per person + VAT per year. MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus is a facility which can be made available to volunteers, consultants, apprentices and others as well as paid employees.

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing  Lab  

Run by Fresh Thinking Labs and MINDFUL EMPLOYER, this innovative event is based on a small, closed network of companies and public sector employers committed to exploring and developing future-focused workplaces that generate positive mental health and well-being for all through healthy and engaging work.  There are spaces available at the next event in Leeds on Wednesday 28 March – click here for more details.

 

Thank you… 

To Christine May, who has provided administrative support for MINDFUL EMPLOYER for near 10 years. MINDFUL EMPLOYER would not have grown so much without Chris’ dedication and enthusiasm for her role and she has enabled that growth to run smoothly from an administrative point of view, especially for all the Charter signatories with whom she has regular contact. We will miss her and wish her well in her retirement.

A successor has been appointed and will be starting in a few weeks’ time. We hope to have a temporary replacement in post soon but in the meantime please direct any admin queries to Richard.frost2@nhs.net and any training or workshop enquiries to kim.hewett@nhs.net 

Thank you also to the 300 or so people who visited our stand at the recent Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference. We were delighted with the level of interest shown.

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