Helping social sector CEOs support the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce

Call for expressions of interest

The mental health of their workforce is an issue of growing concern for social sector CEOs. But while many CEOs feel able to address the basics of working with their teams to support mental and physical wellness at work, many ACEVO members feel they need support to go beyond that. They want to ensure they are doing everything they can to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and support all of their people, some of whom will of course experience mental ill health.

ACEVO is working with MHFA England to form a small working group chaired by Jules Hillier, CEO of Pause. The group will be a space for chief executives to share and learn from each other, to scope the issues they experience, and to identify key challenges and strategies for success. The group’s meetings will contribute to a briefing for CEOs and senior leaders to help them support their workforce.

We are accepting expressions of interest from ACEVO members who are interested in joining the working group from 9 September until 25 September at 5pm. Final membership of the group will be decided by early October, and the first meeting will take place on 4 December from 12-2pm. We envisage two further two-hour meetings likely to be scheduled in February and April. Meetings will be hosted by MHFA England at its London office but group members may attend via Skype. We will be happy to pay reasonable travel expenses for attending meetings.

If you are interested, please email an expression of interest of no more than one side of A4 to policy officer Maisie Hulbert (Maisie.Hulbert@acevo.org.uk). You should outline why you would like to join the group and any relevant experiences, what knowledge you think you could bring, and what you hope to learn from the project. Please include your name, email address and organisation at the top of the page. If you have any questions about the content or structure of the project, please also get in touch with Maisie.

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