PAVO recognise that:
We need to ensure that our own policies, structure and culture, are working for the longer-term benefit of our PAVO staff. We understand that this will improve how we deliver our services and will improve our productivity.
Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues.
People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment.
Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.
PAVO have made the Charter and practical guide to Keeping Well at Work available to all their staff.
You can also find helpful advice and support on the MINDFUL EMPLOYER website at www.mindfulemployer.net
If you wish to sign up your organisation to the Mindful Employer charter, you can find more information by clicking on the link: www.mindfulemployer.net/charter.html
For more information on their publications click on the link: www.mindfulemployer.net/information.html