23 Oct

Time to Change Employers Newsletter – October 2019

World Mental Health Day

48 organisations signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge this World Mental Health Day.

Boots, Sainsbury’s, Capita and Nestle were among the new signatories to join the growing movement of over 1200 organisations committed to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Follow the link below to read more about the day’s events.

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Our Story

5.4 million attitudes to mental health improved

Time to Change has launched its new impact report showing incredible progress since the campaign started in 2007.

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Useful Resources

New Toolkit for the Rail Industry

Working in the rail industry involves some unique risk factors for mental health. According to the Rail Safety and Standards Board, in rail, mental health and safety go hand in hand.

This toolkit contains their recommendations for keeping staff well.

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The power of personal experience

HR Mental Health Coordinator for Southeastern Railway discusses how sharing his personal lived experiences of mental health was beneficial to both him and his colleagues. Southeastern has seen a powerful impact from improving its support for staff wellbeing. 

Follow the link to find out more.

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Reaching Out

Mental Health at Work Commitment

Today, the Thriving at Work Leadership Council launched the Mental Health at Work Commitment.

The Mental Health at Work Commitment is made up of six standards, which draw on best practice from the Thriving at Work review as well as other pledges and charters including the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

This Commitment looks to build on the work your organisation will have undertaken by taking the Time to Change Employer Pledge to address workplace culture and mental health stigma and further reinforce work being undertaken in relation to work design, organisational capabilities, mental health tools and support.

Unlike the Time to Change Employer Pledge, this commitment is not underpinned by any action plans or required submissions.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how you might sign up visit the Mental Health at Work website.

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Every Mind Matters Campaign

This October, Public Health England launches a major new campaign – Every Mind Matters – which will offer simple steps to help people achieve good mental health. It has support from some of England’s biggest TV channels, a huge selection of celebrities, big brands partners as well as health care and public-sector partners.

As a Pledged Employer, committed to raising awareness and understanding of mental health in your workplace, this campaign may be of interest to you and complement the activities you have in place for World Mental Health Day, promotion of the Ask Twice campaign and beyond.

Every Mind Matters will focus on self-care and provide practical tips and online tools. This will run alongside our Ask Twice campaign that aims to help your staff be there for colleagues and friends that are struggling.

Every Mind Matters launches on Monday 7 October – check their website to find out how your organisation can share mental health resources with staff.

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Upcoming Events

04 Dec

Nottingham Masterclass

Understanding where mental health fits with your polices and legal requirements.

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11 Dec

London Masterclass

Understanding where mental health fits with your polices and legal requirements.

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