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MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides businesses with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.

Mindful Employer is developed, led and supported by employers and works in partnership with mental health charity Leeds Mind.

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Semere’s Work Placement

Semere’s Work Placement

Semere is a service user of Workplace Leeds (a Leeds Mind service) who recently took on a 6-week paid work placement hosted by Eversheds Sutherland. The opportunity supported by th...
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Eversheds Sutherland supporting local community back to work

Eversheds Sutherland supporting local community back to work

Mental health charity Leeds Mind work with a variety of service users who have experienced stress related illnesses and are now ready to return to work. By more closely with the...
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Could Cycling Improve Your Workplace Wellbeing?

Could Cycling Improve Your Workplace Wellbeing?

16 Cycling Initiatives To Maximise Productivity AND Wellbeing In Your Organisation - Optimus Team Learning  Research continues to show that investing in wellbeing results in...
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Mindful Employer Leeds Network Event: Men’s Health Week

Mindful Employer Leeds Network Event: Men’s Health Week

Men's Health Week 12th - 17th June 2017 Throughout the year Mindful Employer Leeds have worked closely with local employers to create positive working environments. Through thes
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Blue Light for Change – Ed Simpson

Blue Light for Change – Ed Simpson

Ed Simpson, former police officer recently spoke at the June Mindful Employer Leeds Network event as part of Men's Health Week (12 - 17 June). Following the event, Ed has shared
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Men’s Health Week (2/2) – Jon’s Story

Men’s Health Week (2/2) – Jon’s Story

For Men's Health Week (12th - 17th June 2017) we asked men at Leeds Mind to share their thoughts on Mental Health. This is Jon's story. "The perception was we were out to have a l...
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Men’s Health Week (1/2) – Paul’s Story

Men’s Health Week (1/2) – Paul’s Story

For Men's Health Week (12th - 17th June 2017) we asked men at Leeds Mind to share their thoughts on Mental Health. This is Paul's story. Q: What did you used to think about Ment
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Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2017

Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2017

This month I attended the 11th Health & Wellbeing at Work conference in Birmingham NEC. This annual conference is a two day event packed full of speakers, practical workshops,
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Create a Happy, Healthy Workforce – the evidence

Create a Happy, Healthy Workforce – the evidence

“There is strong evidence to show how having a healthy workforce can reduce sickness absence, lower staff turnover and boost productivity.” - Professor Dame Carol Black, Ex...
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Talking about mental ill health has positive impact on workforce

Talking about mental ill health has positive impact on workforce

Organisations which proactively talk about mental ill health are more likely to have a positive workforce, according to new research from Leeds Trinity University. Nina Fryer an...
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Helping staff with money issues can improve productivity

Helping staff with money issues can improve productivity

The Second Chance programme are developing resources and abilities to help employers support the well-being and development of their workforce. I thought I would share this 20...
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Proud to be recognised as a Mindful Employer

Proud to be recognised as a Mindful Employer

Following a meeting with Leeds MIND, we signed up with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® scheme and adopted the ‘Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health’. Garbutt + Elliott ...
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Mind full or Mindful?

Mind full or Mindful?

Mindful Employer Network meeting – 23 April 2015 Over 25 attendees from organisations such as StepChange, Leeds Trinity, NHS, Pace and the Rugby Football League. Next meeting
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Resources & Training

Resources & Training

Welcome to Mindful Employer Leeds' first post about resources and training which are freely available to help you create a more positive attitude towards mental health in the workp...
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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

So yesterday I attended a business event at Leeds Trinity University about health & wellbeing - great to see such a good turn out for an important subject! Three speakers ea...
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Berni’s Story: Burn Out

Berni’s Story: Burn Out

Hi my name is Berni and this is my story but just before I begin you need to know: In 1981 I was knocked over, broke my left leg in several places, and was off work for a year...
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Zoe Thompson – Refreshed Minds

Zoe Thompson – Refreshed Minds

When is it most beneficial for someone to seek help rather than having to deal with their issues by themselves? So many people stuggle along in silence, reaching out for every s
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Network Event hosted by Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

Network Event hosted by Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

Following on from the Mindful Employer Conference ‘Practical Advice on Supporting Employee Wellbeing’ in June earlier this year, the October networking event focussed on sharing ex...
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Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water

With savings of £800.000 in just 15 months, and an overall reduction in sickness absence of 0.8%, Yorkshire Water has reaped the benefits of putting wellbeing at the heart of its b...
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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The greatest success stories are the individual lives that can be transformed when an employer takes a positive approach to mental health at work. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS T...
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Leeds Mind

Leeds Mind

As the lead partner for MINDFUL EMPLOYER in the city, Leeds Mind has a responsibility to demonstrate its commitment to the aspirations of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER charter. The chari...
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Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council

“Leeds City Council has the potential to be a powerful force for change in the city” As the city’s biggest employer, Leeds City Council has put the positive promotion of mental ...
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Mindful Employer Conference 2016

Mindful Employer Conference 2016

June this year saw the second Mindful Employer Leeds Conference (the very first being in 2014) and it was a success! Over 125 delegates attended from a diverse range of businesses ...
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An Eventful Week

An Eventful Week

Last week was full of events around Leeds - Leeds Business Week was in full force and then Thursday saw the World Mental Health Day event in the Civic Hall. As part of Leeds Bus...
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Talking about Mental Health in the Workplace

Talking about Mental Health in the Workplace

December Networking Event 2015 December's Network meeting was all about how people talk about their mental health and how we can have more conversations in the workplace. Kindly
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Well At Work – Network Event

Well At Work – Network Event

So the link between physical and mental health is something we’re all aware of to some extent, but it’s always good to have an expert on hand to tell us in more detail. July’s netw...
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Reflections after first month as Coordinator

Reflections after first month as Coordinator

Hi everyone! I'm very happy to be bringing you this post and sharing my thoughts on my first few weeks in role as the new Mindful Employer coordinator. I'm also happy to say a mass...
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Embedding Mental Health into Formal Workplace Roles

Embedding Mental Health into Formal Workplace Roles

Network Event 22nd March 2016 Implementing changes can be difficult especially when it comes to ensuring they are integrated and embedded into a workplace environment. The network
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Making Leeds a Beacon City for Positive Mental Health

Making Leeds a Beacon City for Positive Mental Health

Our Aim for 2015 - Making Leeds a Beacon City for Positive Mental Health at Work Employers across Leeds responded with real positivity and pragmatism to the Leeds Mindful Employ...
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Time to Talk Day February 2015

Time to Talk Day February 2015

What would you like to talk about today? Chances are you’ll have at least one conversation about the weather. You might discuss something you saw on TV, or plans you have for th...
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Is Food the Fuel to Positive Wellbeing at Work

Is Food the Fuel to Positive Wellbeing at Work

by Emma Hammond Associate Solicitor - Employment Law - Genus Law I promise that this is not another one of those New Year articles making your January even more depressing by t...
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Masculinity, Mental Health and the Workplace

Masculinity, Mental Health and the Workplace

November is Men's Health Month - and this final week of November also marks the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Leeds conference, Achieving Positive Mental Health at Work in a Challenging Economy...
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Presentations from Mindful Employer Conference 2014

Presentations from Mindful Employer Conference 2014

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Dyslexia and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Hidden Connection?

Dyslexia and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Hidden Connection?

Dyslexia Matters... Why? A recent report by Nancy Doyle at the Genius Within has revealed that 67% of people with dyslexia have requested support for stress in the workplace. 52...
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Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress – EU Initiative in Yorkshire

Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress – EU Initiative in Yorkshire

It's an EU-wide initiative that aims to equip employers with the resources and tools they need to manage stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace - and Yorkshire employers ar...
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World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day is 10/10/14 – so we have devised 10 actions employers can take on 10/10. Here’s a list of 10 things you could do as an individual or organisation to mark Wo
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I have been working with Mindful Employer Leeds for over 18 months looking for ways to improve mental health within my organisation. They’ve been supportive with providing new initiatives to implement. Thank you for all your support!

Alex Greenwood, Head of HR (Employment & Performance)

We are very committed to ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues

Robert Manson, Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Being a member of the Mindful Employer Network has been such a great way to make connections with like-minded employers and individuals, which has enabled us to share best practice and discuss new ideas.

Emma Hammond – Genus Law

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