Our Values

Everyone at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN contributed to the development of our values and behaviours. They reflect our culture and who we are collectively. Our values are the things that we hold dear and are important to us and our behaviours are the actions we take that demonstrate our values.

We’re confident in the results we can achieve when we’re united with our colleagues, stakeholders and partners.

We are:

  • Connected: we prize and nourish our networks and relationships
  • Trusting: we willingly show our confidence in others and do what we say we will
  • True partners: we bring people together and facilitate constructive conversations

Every day’s a school day. We are constantly searching for ways to excel and work tirelessly to build our expertise.

We are:

  • Switched-on: we are eager to understand what’s happening around us and how it makes us feel
  • Improvers: we are inspired to be better in everything we do
  • Grafters: we are resilient and see things through when the going gets tough

We love catching up for a cuppa and a natter but, more than that, we’re curious about what makes people tick.

We are:

  • Caring: we pay attention to others and take time to reflect on how we can best nurture and support them
  • Respectful: we appreciate who people are as individuals, embracing differences as strengths
  • Open-minded: we don’t judge a book by its cover, we take time to get to know people

We find new things and ideas that can make a difference to the health of our region. This is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

We are:

  • Adventurous: we dare to be different and creative in order to build a lasting legacy
  • Passionate: we share our values and ideas with energy and conviction
  • Resourceful: we identify and seize opportunities, making the most of what we have

We are a Mindful Employer

As an employer, we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination at work. Having signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, we are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

As an employer, we have made an ongoing commitment to:

  • Provide non-judgmental and proactive support to staff experiencing mental ill health
  • Not make assumptions about a person with a mental health condition and their ability to work
  • Be positive and enabling towards all employees and job applicants with a mental health condition
  • Support line managers in managing mental health in the workplace
  • Ensure we are fair in the recruitment of staff in accordance with the Equality Act (2010)
  • Make it clear that people who have experienced mental ill health will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both the employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.