Employer Accelerator Programme

Once you have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, you will have access to our Employers Accelerator Programme which includes:

  • invitations to a number of Masterclasses from top employers (details below);
  • briefings on our key campaigns to help you roll them out in your workplace;
  • connections to other employers (details below); and
  • bespoke support from us throughout the year. 

We are currently planning our next programme of masterclasses and will add the details once confirmed.

Feedback from attendees at our previous masterclasses included:

"Excellent event which I really enjoyed and got a lot from. Fantastic speakers with great knowledge to share and Time to Change employees so engaging."

"All speakers and content very worthwhile and relevant – the event exceeded my expectations."

Our previous masterclasses included:

‘How to raise awareness of mental health within your workplace’

To create an environment where conversations about mental health are commonplace, you need to make people aware of the issue. Many people have never thought about their mental health before so it’s important to make them aware of how important it is.

In this masterclass you will hear from Lloyds Banking Group and Anglian Water who will be sharing their expertise on how they’ve achieved success in this area. You will gain practical tips on how to run successful communications campaigns to raise awareness of mental health, and how to maintain momentum on the agenda. You will also have the opportunity to meet like minded organisations who are committed to changing how we think and act about mental health.

‘How to equip line managers to have conversations about mental health and encourage disclosure’

It’s critical that all of your line managers feel confident having a conversation about mental health with their line reports. Increasing their capability to spot signs and symptoms in their team, and feel confident in discussing this with those who are struggling will help stop problems before they become more challenging.

You will hear from Imperial College and E.ON (who signed the Pledge in 2014 and 2010) who will share their experience of equipping line managers to have these conversations, support their teams and encourage disclosure. You will also hear from Madeleine McGivern, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind. You will be given ideas on how to apply this in your organisation and will also have the chance to meet other newly pledged organisations.

'How to change your policies to address mental health in the workplace'

It is important that employees are informed about what they should do when encountering mental ill health. A clear mental health policy establishes a framework for everyone to work within and shows new recruits and current employees that your organisation takes their mental wellbeing seriously. 

You will hear from Skanska and Civil Service Employee Policy who will share their experience of updating their policies to address mental health problems in the workplace. You will also hear from Rachel Suff, Public Policy Adviser from Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will be given ideas on how to apply this in your organisation and will also have the chance to meet other newly pledged organisations.

'How to engage and utilise Champions in the Workplace'

Champions are members of staff that are passionate about changing the way people think and act about mental health problems in the workplace. They play a fundamental role in pushing the work of your action plan forward and embedding that change. 

In this masterclass you will hear from Transport for London and Croydon Council/Laing O’Rourke who will be sharing their expertise on how they’ve achieved success in this area. You will also hear from Runa Uddin, our Employee Champions Officer at Time to Change. You will gain practical tips on how to recruit and utilise your Champions as well as how to keep them engaged and learn about the support that is available with Time to Change. You will also have the opportunity to meet like-minded organisations who are committed to changing how we think and act about mental health.

Building Networks Between Employers

At Time to Change we are working with employers to embed sustainable cultural change. In order to build a lasting movement we believe we need to build a strong employer community that ultimately self-sustains the TTC Employer Pledge values. We are currently looking at building small employer network groups.

Do let us know if you are interested in speaking with other Employers, networking with people in a similar role to you or if you are seeking advice on introducing Time to Change to your organisation and would like some advice from a sector-similar employer. 

To find out more contact the Employers Team

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