Time to Change
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour. Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know. But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.
Time to Change Employer Pledge
The Time to Change Employer Pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. The Employer Pledge and Employer Action Plan supports all workplaces to put in place best-practice interventions and policy to help your staff work in ways that promote a positive mental wellbeing. Over 1,400 organisations, employing over 3 million people, have now signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. The Employer Pledge is free of charge and available to organisations based in England. We are the first school in the country to sign up as a Time to Change school, where we have Time to Change Champions made up of our head teacher, teaching staff and non-teaching staff.
Organisations who take the Pledge and put their Action Plan in place have found that employees report feeling more supported about issues concerning mental health, are more willing to disclose their personal lived experience, and are more confident about making managers and colleagues aware of their experience.
Time to Change Champions
Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems who campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health. The Champions network is an opportunity to meet like minded people and campaign together to change attitudes and behaviour. If you think becoming a Champion is right for you, sign up using the link https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/register-to-become-champion. We would love to see more members of the community becoming champions and working with us!