Goodform has officially signed up to Time to Change’s Employer Pledge to demonstrate a commitment to changing attitudes towards mental health.
On Monday 3rd June 2019, the pledge was signed by Goodform’s Owner, Alison Dalrymple and Managing Director, Michael Jones. The pledge has since been signed by the entire Goodform team to show a further commitment across the staff base to opening up conversations around mental health and supporting each other’s wellbeing.
Joining over 900 employers in England who have also signed the pledge, by taking this step Goodform is demonstrating a commitment to promoting health and wellbeing amongst employees. By creating a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment, our pledge to the Time to Change programme is designed to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported, whilst reducing the stigma associated with mental health.
In order to join the scheme, Goodform has created an Action Plan detailing the initiatives that will take place throughout the year. Having recruited Employee Champions to support the Pledge, Goodform’s commitment includes access to an Employee Assistance Programme, the introduction of a Wellbeing policy, sharing information around mental health and wellbeing in monthly newsletters to all staff members, and regular fundraising initiatives for Goodform’s chosen charity, Mind.
Talking about the Employer Pledge, Goodform’s Managing Director, Michael Jones said, “The wellbeing of our staff has always been of paramount importance to us and we are therefore delighted to add additional structure and commitment to this by signing the Time to Change pledge. Working alongside colleagues who put themselves forward as Champions has already been a rewarding experience, further enhanced when sharing our pledge with the rest of the staff. We have chosen to support Mind charity this year in our internal fundraising events. This will give us all a great chance to commit much needed funds but also learn more about how we can spot the signs of those who may need our support whilst helping to remove the stigma that those suffering with mental health issues often find themselves in.”
You can read more about the Time to Change Employer Pledge here.