06 May

Update from the Employers Team at Time to Change – 23 April 2020

Time to Change

Last opportunity to sign Employer Pledge

Employers have until 9am on Monday 18th May 2020 to apply to become a Time to Change Pledged Employer and submit their Employer Action Plan.

The Time to Change Employer Pledge was introduced in 2011 and has seen more than 1,500 organisations employing more than 
4 million people across England sign up to create a more open and understanding culture around mental health problems.

While applications to the Pledge will close in May 2020, a package of ongoing support will be provided to Pledged Employers until the end of December 2020.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Download our new Activity Pack

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

This year we encourage you to consider how you can raise understanding of the intersection between sleep and mental health in your workplaces (despite the change in theme to kindness).

We’ve put together a pack of activities that can be undertaken individually or as part of a group and on work social media platforms for those working remotely.

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Employer Stories

Colleagues at BCS Consulting speak out about lived experience

BCS Consulting is an employee-owned management consultancy delivering complex business change projects in banking and the financial markets.

Having senior leaders speak out about their own lived experiences, and marking key dates such as Mental Health Awareness Week, helped to create a more positive culture around mental health at BCS Consulting. 

Follow the link to find out more.

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Useful Resources

Coronavirus and Isolation Toolkit

The Coronavirus pandemic is not just a physical health issue; it is also a mental health issue.

Many of us have found ourselves suddenly isolated and working remotely, but there are ways that employers, managers and colleagues can support this change. 

This Toolkit is intended to help you support yourself and your colleagues when working in isolation.

Click the link below to access the resources.

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Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

The UK’s Coronavirus lockdown has caused a sudden change for many businesses, and it seems the information and advice you need is changing every day.

This guide from the FSB explains everything small businesses and the self-employed need to know about the government’s help during the Coronavirus outbreak.

It is frequently updated to ensure it is always giving you the most up-to-date information.

Click the link to find out more.

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Upcoming Events

18 May

Employer Action Plan Submission Deadline

Any organisation wishing to take the Employer Pledge must submit their Employer Action Plan by 9am on Monday 18th May 2020. This will be the final opportunity to sign up before the Pledge is retired.

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27 May

Evaluation Masterclass

This Masterclass will enable pledged employers to understand how to measure the impact of mental health strategies and initiatives. This event will run from 10:00-12:30 on Wednesday 27th May 2020. All participation will be digital via Zoom.

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