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Employers in Mind – Page Contents

  1. Invitation to host a Wellbeing Lunch
  2. Why all employers should care about wellbeing
  3. What Employers in Mind can do for your business
  4. Employers in Mind Pledge
  5. Further information about workplace wellbeing

Host a Wellbeing Lunch

We are offering all businesses the opportunity to have a Wellbeing Lunch; in which we will run a 1-hour informal conversation about wellbeing and stress at your premises. 

If you are interested, please contact Pritty Rana by email at pritty.rana@mih.org.uk


Why all employers should care about wellbeing

In 2017, the Prime Minister requested an independent review into how employers can better support all individuals currently in employment to remain in and thrive through work, including those with mental ill health or poor well-being.

This resulted in the Stevenson/Famer report Thriving at Work, which recommends that the government implement core mental health standards across the business sectors.

The full report highlights the many challenges that poor mental wellbeing presents to UK businesses, acknowledging the costs to human lives caused by poor mental health in the workplace and the knock on effect this has within wider society. 

The Thriving at Work report summarised the annual cost of poor mental health in the workforce as follows: 

  • Cost to employers: 33 to 42 billion
  • Cost to the UK Government: 24 to 27 billion
  • Cost to the UK economy as a whole: 74 to 99 billion.

At a time when there is a national focus on productivity the inescapable conclusion is that it is massively in the interest of both employers and Government to prioritise and invest far more in improving mental health

Thriving at Work, 2017

What Employers in Mind can do for your business

At Mind in Haringey we recognise that small-to-medium enterprise businesses are the cornerstone of Haringey’s economic life.  A Scrutiny review report (2010) indicated that there are nearly 9,000 SME’s in the borough employing over 60,000 people, with the numbers continuing to grow year on year.With such a huge section of the population employed by SME’s, it is vital for local businesses to gain the knowledge they need to manage mental health effectively. 

Employers in Mind is a brand new initiative from Mind in Haringey, specifically designed to support Small-to-Medium Enterprises. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing within the business community by teaching employers how to adopt an emotionally intelligent business platform that encourages employees to thrive and develop in a productive work environment.

Employers in Mind is offering all SME’s in Haringey the chance to gain the knowledge they need to manage mental health effectively, and the unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the happiness and success of your employees by joining the Employers in Mind Pledge.

Employers in Mind promises to provide Employers:

  • The knowledge and skills necessary for managing mental health – through training/policy implementation.
  • A business Wellbeing Check-Up – we will analyse your employee’s wellbeing and produce a brief report with recommendations for areas of development.
  • A network of SME Wellbeing Champions - sustainable support for SME’s in supporting mental health. 
  • An overall reduction in absences, presenteesim and long-term sicknesses.

Employers in Mind will share our exceptional specialist knowledge in Mental Health and Wellbeing with 8 businesses for 1 year, empowering each business to become a Leader for Wellbeing in Haringey.   

How you can get involved

Join us in championing mental wellbeing in the workplace

The Employers in Mind (EIM) campaign is flexible and offers 2 options for your business:

Option 1 - EIM Wellbeing certificate

The employer pledges to improve the wellbeing of their staff, and in turn gains our support, expertise, advice and signposting.  At the end of the year the Employer will be granted a Certificate of Recognition from Mind in Haringey to show that they have worked to improve employee wellbeing in their business.

Option 2 - EIM Wellbeing Award

The employer pledges to create Wellbeing Champions within their business, for a long-term commitment to workforce wellbeing. The employer receives all of the support of the Wellbeing Certificate programme, with additional training, coaching and follow-up meetings to support the development of Wellbeing Champions.  At the end of the year the employer will gain an Award of Excellence – the official stamp of approval from Mind in Haringey that they are an approved workplace for wellbeing.

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Hit our pledge button today and become a Mind in Haringey Approved Employer: committed to championing wellbeing in the workplace.


Further information about workplace wellbeing

We have compiled a list of further reading on the subject of workplace wellbeing, which you can access by clicking the link below:

Workplace Wellbeing - further reading