Heritage Textile Mill hosts mental health at work event for employers

AW Hainsworth, a British fabric manufacturer and woollen mill based in Pudsey, is hosting an event on 19 March for local employers to learn about supporting mental health at work. The event, in partnership with Leeds Mind, is part of their national initiative to support employers’ positive approach to mental health at work.

The session will bring up to 20 local employers together to hear about AW Hainsworth’s journey with overcoming stigma and supporting mental health at work.

AW Hainsworth has signed the Mindful Employer charter, a public declaration of its ambition to support the mental well-being of its staff, and is part of the Leeds Mindful Employer Network, commissioned by Leeds City Council. The specialist textile company was recently recognised as the Leeds Mindful Employer Network Member of the Quarter.

In recent years, they have introduced menopause training for all management staff, mental health first aid training, and external mental health support as part of their commitment and investment in workplace well-being.

Amanda McLaren, managing director at AW Hainsworth, said: “We’ve invested significantly in supporting positive mental health and wellbeing at work, so it’s always nice to be recognised for our efforts. Although there’s still so much more we plan to do to champion positive mental health, we hope our journey will inspire other business leaders to drive action and change within their organisations.

“Being a part of the Leeds Mindful Employer Network helps equip us with the knowledge and skills to create a mindful work environment for all our employees. It also gives us the opportunity to learn from and network with other businesses on the same path as us.”

The Leeds Mindful Employer Network brings over 700 local employers together to champion positive mental health at work and share ideas and discussions. It is a unique offer to Leeds, putting the city at the forefront of initiatives to promote workplace mental health and wellbeing.

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