By signing the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, the Trust is stating that it is dedicated to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently, as well as aspiring to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.
As an employer, the Trust has made an on-going commitment to:
- Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to staff experiencing mental ill health.
- Not make assumptions about a person with a mental health condition and their ability to work.
- Be positive and enabling towards all employees and job applicants with a mental health condition.
- Support line managers in managing mental health in the workplace.
- Ensure we are fair in the recruitment of new staff in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).
- Make it clear that people who have experienced mental ill health will not be discriminated against, and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both the employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.
Balwinder Kaur, Associate Director of Equality and Inclusion at MPFT, said: “I am delighted that the Trust has been successful in demonstrating the strategies that we have in place to support the mental wellbeing of our staff, to gain the mindful employer status. We have also included future plans within the Trust’s health and wellbeing agenda.
“As a Mental Health Trust it is important that MPFT makes a declaration to current and prospective employees, of the desire to ensure fairness and equity in opportunities for employment and career advancement.”