Good mental health and the well being of staff is central to any flourishing organisation.

At Devon Air Ambulance, we have over 120 members of staff in broad-ranging capacities, playing their part to serve the patients that need our specialist trauma and medical support when every second counts. 

We recently signed up to The Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health, which is a voluntary agreement that seeks to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach.

The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative, which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.

A wide range of employers from all over the UK are involved in the initiative, which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and assistance from other employers.

Helena Holt, Devon Air Ambulance CEO said:

We are committed to looking after and retaining those we recruit and to be the best employer we can be. Sickness and losing good, well-trained staff is costly to the charity, but also to the individual. Therefore it is our corporate and social responsibility to comply with legislation and make the workplace as healthy for everyone as we can. 

Read more Devon Air Ambulance updates on our News pages.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.