Law firm, Ashfords LLP, has demonstrated its commitment to employee wellbeing after re-signing the Mindful Employer Charter, a national pledge for employers who are positive in their approach towards mental health and wellbeing.
The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative, which aims to increase awareness of mental health in the workplace and assist businesses to provide a supportive working environment. Ashfords first signed the Charter in 2015 and is pleased to be re-committing.
A wide range of employers from across the UK are involved in the initiative, which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and other related assistance.
Ken Bryant, Head of Human Resources at Ashfords LLP said: “Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mental health, and we are proud to have demonstrated our ongoing commitment to investing in programmes to support the physical, mental and social wellbeing of our employees over the last few years.
“The Charter is different to other accreditations as it recognises that definitive policies and good practices are not necessarily set in stone; it’s a set of aims that we can continue to work towards. It’s incredibly important that Ashfords provides non-judgemental and pro-active support to its people who experience mental ill health.
“We value our incredibly talented and committed workforce so always seek to find ways we can better support them."
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
For more information about MINDFUL EMPLOYER, please visit their website: www.mindfulemployer.net