New Charter Signatories
We are delighted that Portakabin have signed the Charter for Employers who Positive About Mental Health. Employing over 1,600 people in the UK, probably many of us have encountered their building and services. We are also delighted that the following organisations have also signed the Charter in the last month or so:
Action for Family Carers Maldon Essex
Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ashgate Hospicecare Chesterfield
Aspire Community Benefit Society Ltd Leeds
Ballycommon Services Ltd Brentford London
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind)
Cartrefi Cymru Cardiff
Cheshire Without Abuse Crewe
Invictus Barristers Chambers Ltd London
Keech Hospice Care Luton
One Day Creative Ltd Wetherby
Osney Media London
People Matters (West Yorkshire) Leeds
Stephens Scown LLP Exeter
UCU (University & College Union) London
Nearly 50 Charter signatories have now signed upto MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus meaning that over 5,000 people will be able to accessa 24/7 Staff Helpline and a Managerial Adviceline. Costing signatories just £1 per employee per year + VAT, MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus is just one of a number of special offers and discounts for Charter signatories
Sharing Good Practice
Bedfordshire based Charter signatory and charity, CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service have introduced a wide range of initiatives to ensure staff receive the best care possible so that they are able to provide the best care possible to those they support. Included within this are Buddy groups, Wellbeing survey at annual review, Diet exercise and sleep programme, Healthy recipe sharing and lunches not to be eaten at desks! Perhaps those are initiatives that your employer can take up?
We have seen a significant rise in the number of mental health awareness workshops we are asked to deliver to employers all over the UK. In recent months, we have visited Delonghi Group (parent company of Braun, Kenwood, Nespresso etc), Allied Bakeries (known for Kingsmill, Allinson, Sunblest and other brands), Ocado, Dairycrest… bit of a food theme there… but also a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations such as Hastings Direct and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. We can provide on-site workshops for your managers and staff.
Films & Publications
Our website carries a range of publications to help your managers and staff including Keeping Well at Work, Making Work Work and Feeling Stressed, Keeping Well. Why not take a look? Lots are free to download and many employers have bought printed copies of our Line Managers Resource, Keeping Well at Work and general leaflets for their employees. And take a look at our films Working with Anxiety and Let’s Talk – we can send the mp3 files if you want to use them on your staff intranet or e-learning sites: they are free so do get in touch.