Corporates pledge to help tackle mental health stigma
Unilever, Rolls Royce, Standard Life, HSBC and Network Rail are just some of the 350+ businesses in the UK which have signed the Time to Change pledge, a commitment to take action to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health in the workplace.
Led by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, the Time to Change movement is supported with an annual Time to Talk Day which takes place this year next Thursday (4 February 2016).
The day's aim is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. By joining together on one day, the charities believe that it can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.
According to the charities, mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet people are often too afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs.
To find out how your business can get involved, click here.