Bon Accord Care is recognised as a Mindful Employer.
The award, operated by Devon Partnership NHS Trust as a UK wide initiative, was given for our commitment to creating a supportive and open culture, where all employees feel able to talk about mental health confidently and without judgement.
We recognise that people in the UK experiencing mental ill health at times continue to experience stigma and discrimination at work. As an employer and having signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, we will always maintain the standard expected. This means we will continue to engage with staff, educate on mental health and embed a supportive culture where stigma relating to mental health is not tolerated.
At this time of significant stress, it is even more important that we focus on our wellbeing.
Alexis Chappell, Managing Director said, “In these difficult and unprecedented times it is important that we focus on supporting our employees’ mental wellbeing. Becoming a Mindful Employer is part of our overall commitment towards ensuring that our employees experience a positive working environment”.
Previous accreditations include Healthy Working Lives (Gold Award), Investors in People and Young People and Carer Positive. These accreditations help us maintain the necessary standard of support, and also in line with the expectations of the national awarding bodies.