Shared Lives South West renews Mindful Employer Charter

Shared Lives South West have renewed its mindful employer charter

Shared Lives South West has renewed its Mindful Employer Charter.

It’s a UK wide initiative run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

It provides employers with easy access to professional workplace mental health training, information and advice. The goal is to help empower organisations to take a lead in supporting the mental wellbeing of staff.

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As an employer,  SLSW recognises that in the UK  people experiencing mental ill health continue to  report stigma and discrimination at work

Having signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, SLSW is committed to creating a supportive and open culture.

Colleagues should feel able to talk about mental health confidently, and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

As an employer, it has made an ongoing commitment to:

  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to staff experiencing mental ill health.
  • Not make assumptions about a person with a mental health condition and their ability to work.
  • Be positive and enabling towards all employees and job applicants with a mental health condition.
  • Support line managers in managing mental health in the workplace.
  • Ensure we are fair in the recruitment of new staff in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).
  • Make it clear that people who have experienced mental ill health will not be discriminated against,
  • And that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both the employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.


After renewing the Mindful Employer Charter,  Dominic Spayne, CEO at SLSW, said:

“We are open about mental health. We are committed to better working practices for mental health and well-being and will support any of the team who have a mental health condition.

“Similarly we are proud to be part of this initiative continue to support the Charter.”

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