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Mental Health Charter

The Mental Health Charter for employers and service providers was jointly produced by the Equality Commission, Action Mental Health, Disability Action, MindWise, Mental Health Foundation and Inspire, and provides a framework for working towards mentally healthy workplaces.

Charter Commitments

Those who sign up to the Charter will undertake to promote good mental health which will be beneficial to their business/organisation, employees and the whole community in Northern Ireland. All MindWise staff work within the values of the Mental Health Charter.

By signing up to Mental Health Charter you will be working towards putting 5 Charter Commitments in place. The Mental Health Charter is not a set of quality standards or an accreditation but is a voluntary commitment to developing best practice in the workplace.


  1. To create an open and inclusive workplace culture which displays respect for those with mental ill health

  2. To promote equality of opportunity and challenge discrimination in the workplace

  3. To promote equality of opportunity in recruitment and selection for those with mental ill health

  4. To identify and provide sources of information and support regarding mental ill health

  5. To adopt Every Customer Counts recommendations – working towards taking positive steps to make services accessible to people with mental ill health

    Download the whole Charter as a PDF here.


Sign the Mental Health Charter Join our mission to create mentally healthy workplaces across Northern Ireland. Sign the Mental Health Charter on the Equality Commission website.

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