Chelmsford City Council is pleased to announce it has signed the Time to Change pledge, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports employees to be open about their mental health.
Joining more than 800 employers in England, Chief Executive Nick Eveleigh, signed the pledge supported by the Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Spence. An action plan sets out the activity the Council will take to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health and developing support for employees.
Mental Health First Aiders have recently been recruited who will be champions for the Time to Change pledge activity alongside the established Workplace Health Champions group.
June was designated mental health wellbeing month when learning events were organised to enable employees to gain knowledge of mental health conditions and the support available to them and which also included activities such as a staff health walk.
The Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Spence says “At the City Council 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. That is why we are signing the Time to Change Employer pledge. This is a commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health at every level of the Council.”
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Friday 20 July 2018