Time to Change is changing the way we think about mental health

Dec 6, 2017

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Time to Change is a campaign run across Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which aims to change the way we think and act around mental health. Within the workplace, we provide tools and materials to open up the conversation around mental health and discourage stigma and discrimination. In creating a more open culture, we believe that employers can look after the welfare of their employees more effectively and encourage better workplace wellbeing. We currently have over 600 employers who have pledged to end stigma and discrimination relating to mental health in their workplace, including Virgin Trains, Aviva and Sony Music.

As we recognise that the early stages of a start-up are a great opportunity to prioritise employee wellbeing and firmly establish a culture of open conversation around mental health within the culture of your organisation, Time to Change is looking to offer more support to start-ups and small organisations. We are seeking to tailor our materials and activity ideas within these sectors so that we can best support you in your journey to promoting positive mental health in the workplace!

To do this, we are carrying out research to help us understand what it means to be a start-up, and what the needs of start-ups are around opening this conversation. As part of this research we are conducting short interviews with start-ups and small organisations, and conducting a survey.

If ensuring a culture without stigma and discrimination around mental health within your organisation sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please e-mail [email protected] to arrange a time to talk. If you don’t have time for a full interview but would still like to be involved, you can fill in our survey here. Together we can create some exciting new resources to promote positive mental health in the workplace!

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