We are proud to be the founder of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative which is run by our Workways service.

Since MINDFUL EMPLOYER was launched in 2004, a total of 1,682 employers have at some point been a signatory to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health. Initially intended as a purely local initiative, it has since developed throughout the UK and has been launched abroad. MINDFUL EMPLOYER has been recommended as good practice by the UK government and other national organisations.

Current Charter Signatories


  • Shows employees and others that you are a good employer
  • Expresses corporate social responsibility
  • Reduces staff and training costs
  • Helps towards complying with legislation (for example, the Equality Act)
  • Reduces sickness absence
  • Enhances customer service
  • Improves productivity
  • Helps retain staff who have experienced discrimination in the past
  • Makes for a healthier workplace

Developed, led and supported by employers, MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.

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Charter for employers

Addaction, Asda, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aunt Bessie's, Big Lottery Fund, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater, Great Ormond Street Hospital, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, ITN, Macmillan Cancer Support, Met Office, Morrisons, Musicians Union, Nationwide, Nestlé, Portakabin, Public Health England, Reed, Santander UK, Serco, The Children's Society, XPO... 

... are among the hundreds of employers who are signatories to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.

The Charter is just one part of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. The Charter is a voluntary commitment. It's not an accreditation, award or a set of quality standards but is about working towards the principles of it – signing up is a step along a journey not the end of it. 

Over 1.5 million people work for Charter signatories. Any employer can sign the Charter - small, medium or large, public, private or voluntary sector. 

Sign up for the Charter here

For more information visit MINDFUL EMPLOYER to see how the initiative can help your employees and your organisation.

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