Signing the pledge at one time was a commitment to abstinence from alcohol, arising from a belief in the harm that alcohol could do to an individual’s health and well-being. The Employer Pledge is also about health and well-being because those who sign it make a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.
This commitment is supported by a 12-month Employer Action Plan founded on the principles of the 2017 Thriving at Work Report and built upon 5 years of evidence-based interventions researched by the Time to Change Employers Team. The Employer Pledge and Employer Action Plan supports an organisation to put in place best-practice interventions and policy to help staff work in ways that promote a positive mental wellbeing.
Over 1,400 organisations, employing over 3 million people, have now signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. The Employer Pledge is free of charge and available to organisations based in England.
Can you promote this initiative in your workplace? It is a big commitment because it might involve significant organizational and cultural change but evidence shows there are economic benefits to the organization, and most importantly to the health and well-being of employees.