National law firm Ashfords has demonstrated its commitment to employee wellbeing after re-signing a national pledge for employers who are positive in their approach towards mental health and wellbeing.
The Mindful Employer Charter which Ashfords first signed in 2015 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.
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 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.”
Mindful Employer is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Ashfords employs approximately 500 people across its six offices in Exeter, London, Bristol, Taunton, Tiverton and Plymouth and provides legal, regulatory and professional services.
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