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Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer is a national initiative designed for and led by employers to increase awareness of mental health and provide organisations with information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.

The University of Lincoln became the Mindful Employer signatory at the end of January 2012. We are positive about mental health and our commitment to the principles of the Mindful Employer Charter is evidenced through a number of interventions at the organisational level.

As an employer we aim to:

  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and the Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills
  • Make clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health issue will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant
  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace

For more information about Mindful Employer please visit their website > http://www.mindfulemployer.net/