Time To Change
At Wilson James, we want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health. One in four of us will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time. Nine in ten people who have experienced a mental health problem have faced negative treatment from others as a result. That’s why signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge at Managers Day on Friday 21 April. This is a commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health at every level of the business.
Time to Change is run by Rethink Mental Illness and our charity of the year, Mind. You will have seen our communication about the results from Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index earlier this month. Signing the Time to Change pledge is a direct response to this and kick-starts an action plan designed to improve workplace mental health and wellbeing for all of us. In order to sign the Pledge we submitted a plan detailing what we will do, including:
- Reviewing and creating policies that directly address mental health
- Increasing the support materials available for all staff
- Encouraging employees to share mental health experiences
- Providing more mental health awareness training for managers.
We want everyone who works here to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it. Remember, we offer an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), a confidential telephone helpline available 24/7 where you can discuss personal or work- related matters.
The number to call is 0845 1201421 and quote 72016
You can find our Time to Change Champions below.
Find out more about them by clicking on their name or photo