Sign the Charter

The Charter for Employers Positive About Mental Health

Our Charter

Contents:
About the Charter |  Charter Benefits  |  The Review Process  |  Signing the Charter 


About the Charter

The Charter for Employers Positive About Mental Health is about recognising those employers who are committed to supporting mental health at work - no matter where they may be in that journey - and it is about helping those employers to achieve this goal. Signing the Charter is completely voluntary, and unlike other accreditations or quality standards, it does not require your organisation to have already met specific benchmark criteria. Instead, by signing the Charter, your organisation will be making a public declaration of your ambition to support the mental health and wellbeing of your staff by agreeing to uphold the following values:

  • To provide non-judgemental and proactive support to staff with experience of mental ill-health.
  • To not make assumptions about a person with a mental health condition and their ability to work.
  • To be positive and enabling toward all employees and applicants with a mental health condition.
  • To support line managers in managing mental health in the workplace.
  • To ensure they are fair in the recruitment of new staff in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).
  • To make it clear that people who have experience of mental ill-health will not be discriminated against.

View our current signatories  

Charter Benefits

Signing the charter not only helps you to demonstrate your organisation's values, but it also provides you with a number of benefits, including:

  • Personalised, printed, and digital copies of the Charter to display in your premises.
  • Copies of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER logo to display on your website and corporate literature.
  • Recognition as one of our Charter signatories through our website.
  • Digital copies of our Line Managers Resource Guide and Keeping Well at Work publications.
  • A 5% discount on all training workshops delivered by MINDFUL EMPLOYER.
  • Eligibility to register for MINDFUL EMPLOYER+, our independent and confidential employee adviceline.
  • Bespoke feedback and support on your organisation’s policies and practises through our review process.

The Review Process

| The review process is about self-assessment

Charter signatories are required to complete a review every two years. Although we require employers to complete their review in order to remain a Charter signatory, the review process is not intended to be an inspection. Instead, the review is about self-assessment and has been designed to help you reflect on your current practises and policies. Not only does this help you to demonstrate the progress that you are making as an organisation, but through the review process, we will provide you with tailored feedback that highlights the things that you’re doing well and offers support and advice in areas where you may be struggling.

Learn more about the review process  

Signing the Charter

All employers are invited to sign the Charter as a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance the mental wellbeing of staff. To enable us to continue offering and developing these services, however, we request that those applying to join the Charter pay a small administration fee before they are registered as a Charter signatory. The administration fee is not the same as a subscription fee, and as such, is only requested when applying to, or renewing the Charter.

Band

No. of Employees

Admin Fee*

1.

0 to 50

£50.00

2.

51 to 250

£100.00

3.

251 to 1,000

£150.00

4.

Over 1,000

£200.00

*Payment Terms, Discounts, and Refunds:

  • All fees are exclusive of VAT, which is charged at the standard rate.
  • A 10% discount is applied to the final value fee for public and voluntary sector services.
  • Administration fees apply to all new and renewing signatories and are non-refundable.

With no deadline for applications, there is no expectation for your organisation to sign up right away. Employers can still benefit from many of our services regardless of whether they are a signatory or not, allowing you to sign the Charter at a time that is right for your organisation. Once you are ready to sign, you should first obtain consent from your senior leadership team.


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