Friday, February 08, 2019
Lancashire County Council has pledged its support to a national scheme to encourage employers to change the way they think and act about mental health in the workplace.
County Councillor Shaun Turner, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, and Angie Ridgwell, chief executive of the county council, signed the Time to Change pledge at County Hall on Thursday 7 February.
Time to Change is a national campaign, which employers can support and show their commitment to change the way they think and act about mental health.
The campaign includes practical advice to help managers to identify some of the common issues that can affect people's mental health at work and support their employees to address them.
County Councillor Turner said: "We're committed to the Time to Change scheme and we'd encourage other organisations across Lancashire to sign-up.
"Mental Health issues affect one in four of us and work-related stress and anxiety all contribute to this.
"By helping to identify issues that are causing stress, being open about mental health issues and putting actions in place to give employees the support they need, you'll be making a huge difference to the wellbeing of your workforce.
"We're working closely with Time to Change and Remploy who offer support for local organisations and anyone who is suffering from work-related stress."
For more information about the Time to Change scheme, visit www.time-to-change.org.uk
For more information about support available from Remploy, visit www.remploy.co.ukor call 0300 456 8114.