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Mindful Employer

HSR Psychology is a signatory to the ‘Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health’. As such we are committed to working towards the following principles:

The ‘Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health’ is a successful NHS initiative run by Workways, a service of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. The goal of the charter is to support people with mental health conditions to find or remain in employment. HSR Psychology is a signatory to charter.

Mindful Employer Charter

As an employer we recognise that:

  • People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment.
  • Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.
  • Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues.

As an employer we aim to:

  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.
  • This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
  • 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 it 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.


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We encourage other employers to find out more about becoming a mindful employer and the benefits it brings:

  • Enhance customer service
  • Improve productivity
  • Healthier staff

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