Voluntary and charity
'Mind is very pleased to be a partner of The Work Foundation, particularly as the aims of our Taking care of business campaign are closely aligned to their vision of good work, where employees’ health and engagement is valued as a key part of organisational success.
The partnership enables Mind to reach a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations, to build support for our campaign and disseminate our tools and resources on mental wellbeing at work. We also value the wide range of partner events run by The Work Foundation, which have given us access to new thinking and innovative practice on health at work, such as the work on resilience by Robertson Cooper and EDF Energy.'
Amy Whitelock, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, Mind
We work in partnership with over 25 large and small voluntary sector organisations. Visit our partner directory to see who we work with.
We offer all our partners an independent and unbiased voice on key areas surrounding the world of work.
Through our events programme we offer the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals at decision-maker level across all sectors. Our events are monthly, ranging from breakfast briefings through to employment law seminars, which offer a cost-effective option for expert advice and guidance on internal operational procedures. We link our calendar closely with the research developed in the three centres of excellence at The Work Foundation.
As part of our network you will engage directly in our research consortia. This gives you the opportunity to shape projects by working closely with The Work Foundation and other like-minded organisations. Our research is collaborative and applied; answering the key “so what shall we do?” questions. Combined with our independent, unbiased nature this ensures that we are able to act as a strong collective voice to effect maximum impact, influence and ultimately change.
Every year we work with our partners to produce a series of popular fringe events at all major party conferences. Events at the 2011 party conferences include:
- Innovate or fail – UK’s only route to recovery, growth and prosperity
- Invest to save? Health, work and wellbeing in an age of austerity
We recently brought together leaders in central government, local government, the commercial and voluntary sector to work together to discuss and shape our up and coming youth employment programme.
We are currently working with a number of voluntary sector organisations to address long-term conditions in the workplace and in the past 12 months we have substantially influenced government policy across Europe via our fit for work programme, which is due to expand to include Brazil and the USA. We have received considerable national and regional exposure for our work carried out in the bottom ten million research consortium programme.
At this time of turbulence and change, with voluntary sector services in more demand than ever, it is important to form a collective voice and work together with the commercial and public sectors to ensure the future development and delivery of positive change.