Local mental health organisation, North Staffs Mind, has been successful in its submission to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter National Award for England – further demonstration of the charity’s commitment to being a mindful employer.
In addition to providing a statement of intent, the Charter provides employers with a clear and easy guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment in which employees can flourish. Workplace leadership, culture, and communication, are key areas of focus as the Charter considers how health and safety is managed within an organisation, and the supervision of employee wellbeing such as physical activity, alcohol, and mental health. The framework – which reflects best practice and is endorsed nationally by Public Health England – promotes rounded discussions between employers and employees.
North Staffs Mind – which has recently launched a Health & Wellbeing group – was awarded Excellence in the areas of Leadership and Mental Health. All staff and employees were said to have spoken highly of the Leadership Team, and felt that their professional and personal development is encouraged.
The Stoke-on-Trent-based charity was also awarded the Achievement level in the areas of Absence Management, Health and Safety, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, and Commitment in the area of Smoking.
Speaking on behalf of North Staffs Mind, Chief Executive, Karen Wilson, said:
“Achieving the Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a huge accomplishment for North Staffs Mind. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking charity, and this award reflects our dedication and drive to further develop wellbeing initiatives for our staff and volunteers.”