The Charter was originally launched by Barclays and law firms Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard in October 2018.
Early Years provider Bright Horizons has joined the Mindful Business Charter, a pledge aimed at bringing organisations and their service providers together to reach a shared agenda for mental health and wellbeing.
Created by Barclays and law firms Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard four years ago, the charter is centred around a set of principles focused on openness and respect for each other, improved communication, respect for working hours and considerate delegation of tasks.
Janine Leightley, HR Director at Bright Horizons, said, “We are proud to announce we have joined the Mindful Business Charter. The Charter is designed to promote more effective, less stressful and healthier work environments. We are the first employer within the Early Years sector to join the charter, furthering our mission to drive wellbeing within Early Years.”
The goal of the Mindful Business Charter is to provide employers with a framework to figure out how to foreground employee wellbeing and mental health, in order to rehumanise the workplace. It is supported by mental health charity Mind and the City Mental Health Alliance amongst others.
Richard Martin, executive director of The Mindful Business Charter, said, “I am thrilled to be formally welcoming Bright Horizons to The Mindful Business Charter. At its heart MBC is a community of employers coming together to share ideas, learning and challenges, knowing that together we will make so much more of a difference than if we were working alone.”
He added, “The collective commitment from all our members, provides the energy and encouragement to continue our work. Change takes time but by making small and deliberate steps on a consistent basis we can achieve great change.”