As an employer, Somerset Partnership recognised that 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.
Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues.
That is why we have signed up to be a Mindful Employer.
Read more about Mindful Employer scheme, why it is so important and how you can support: www.mindfulemployer.net/