We have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge!

28 March 2019

We are delighted to announce that LiveWest has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

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.

We want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health and that is why we have joined over 1000 other employers and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

What is the Time to Change Employer Pledge?

By signing the Employer Pledge, we are demonstrating our commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that colleagues who are facing these problems feel supported.

Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

What are we doing at LiveWest to help break the silence?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is very important to us at LiveWest so we have developed an action plan which includes initiatives to change how we think and act about mental health problems. These initiatives include an ongoing programme of mental health training, the introduction of a wellbeing portal and wellbeing champions and much more.

Karen Shaw, Chartered MCIPD, Time to Change Employer Engagement Manager, said: “It was wonderful to receive your action plan for LiveWest - it is one of the best plans I have reviewed and an absolute joy to read.  The commitment from your Executive Team and the thoroughness of the plan is excellent”. 

 

Sarah Riley, People Development Manager, said: “It’s great to see LiveWest committing to raising awareness of mental health and breaking down the stigmas attached to these conditions.

“I recently attended LiveWest’s mental health awareness session and found it great for broadening my knowledge and giving the confidence to explore and question further”.

We are really proud to have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge and look forward to continuing to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace.