As a proud employer, Morr & Co LLP is fully aware of the challenges that people in the UK face when it comes to mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace.We are therefore excited to announce our recent decision to sign the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health,’ which underlines our unwavering commitment to creating a workplace that is supportive, open and understanding of mental health challenges.
In the UK, mental health remains a topic that is often shrouded in silence, with employees fearing stigma and discrimination. We believe that it is time to change this narrative and to ensure that all our colleagues feel comfortable discussing mental health issues and that they also receive the necessary support to maintain their mental well-being.
To express our dedication to being ‘Positive about Mental Health,’ we have made several ongoing commitments. These include:
Providing Non-Judgmental And Proactive Support
We are committed to offering non-judgmental and proactive support to our employees who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Our aim is to create a safe and understanding environment in which they can openly seek help.
At Morr & Co we have pledged not to make any assumptions about an individual’s ability to work based on their mental health condition. We believe in treating all our employees and job applicants fairly, regardless of their mental health status.
Positivity And Enablement
We promise to maintain a positive and enabling attitude toward all employees and job applicants who have a mental health condition. Our goal is to empower individuals and remove any obstacles that may hinder their career progression.
Support For Line Managers
We will provide our line managers with the necessary support and resources to effectively manage mental health in the workplace. Our aim is to equip them with the tools they need to address these issues sensitively and effectively.
Fair Recruitment Practices
We are dedicated to ensuring that our recruitment practices align with the Equality Act 2010, promoting equality and diversity within our workforce.
Non-Discrimination and Disclosure
We guarantee that individuals who have experienced mental ill health will not face discrimination in our workplace. Furthermore, disclosing a mental health problem will enable both the employee and employer to assess and provide the appropriate level of support or adjustment.
Our decision to sign the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’ reflects our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment. We believe that this is not only a responsible choice but a progressive one too, as it aligns with the growing recognition of the significance of mental health support in the modern workplace.
We hope that our pledge sets a positive example for other organisations, encouraging them to take similar steps towards creating a more inclusive, compassionate and supportive environment for their employees. In an era where mental health is increasingly being acknowledged as an essential aspect of overall well-being, Morr & Co is proud to take these proactive steps in the right direction.