Employers Pledge to Take “Time to Change” Mental Health in the Workplace

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Employers Pledge to Take “Time to Change” Mental Health in the Workplace

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:25am

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When it comes to CSR, some issues are easier to talk about than others. Many can be harder to digest, more "taboo" or simply a topic that is less comfortable to discuss openly. This is often the case when it comes to starting a conversation around mental health, especially in the workplace. Yet, companies are now taking the issue on, pledging to take "action to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health," an issue that directly impacts the workforce.

Unilever, Rolls Royce, Standard Life, HSBC and Network Rail are just a handful of the more than 350 businesses in the U.K. that have signed the Time to Change pledge. The pledge, part of the Time to Change movement led by mental health nonprofits Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, seeks to get the entire nation talking about mental health with an ultimate goal of ending mental health discrimination. When organizations take the pledge, they are doing more than simply opening a conversation; each pledge must also be backed by an organization-specific action plan, detailing the tangible activities each company will deliver to demonstrate commitment. Time to Change helps facilitate these action plans by providing support and information for employees,managers and those who wish to run anti-stigma activities within their own organizations.

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Cone Communications | Diversity & Inclusion | Events, Media & Communications | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | UK | mental health

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