What is the Time to Change Employer Action Plan?

In order to achieve lasting, cultural change it’s important to create a plan of tangible, measurable activity to address how your workplace thinks and acts about mental health. 

The Employer Action Plan is designed to be a starting point for your plans. It asks you to detail the actions you are committed to delivering within your organisation to tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health. It can also celebrate activity you have already delivered. 

How to develop your Employer Action Plan

Download the guide to find out everything you need to know, then use the template below to complete your Employer Action Plan. Once you're ready, submit your Plan to our team for review.

Download your Employer Action Plan Guide (PDF, 2MB)
Download your Employer Action Plan Template (DOCX, 23KB)

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The Thriving at Work Standards

The Time to Change Employer Action Plan was redeveloped in 2019 to build on the standards, recommendations, evidence base and best practice guidance found in the 2017 Thriving at Work Report produced by Paul Farmer, Mind CEO, and Lord Stevenson on behalf of the UK Government. 

Read how each standard relates to mental health stigma and how to complete each section of your Time to Change Employer Action Plan:

Core Standard 1: Produce, implement and communicate a mental health at work plan (PDF, 3MB)

Core Standard 2: Develop mental health awareness among employees (PDF, 2MB)

Core Standard 3: Encourage open conversations about mental health and the support available when employees are struggling (PDF, 4MB)

Core Standard 4: Provide employees with good working conditions and ensure they have a healthy work life balance and opportunities for development (PDF, 2MB)

Core Standard 5: Promote effective people management through line managers and supervisors (PDF, 3MB)

Core Standard 6: Routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing (PDF, 2MB)

Submit your Employer Action Plan

Once you’ve developed a draft of your Employer Action Plan, you’re ready to submit it to our team.

We'll work with you to further develop your plan based on best practice interventions in your sector.

Once your draft has been finalised and approved, we'll send you a Pledge Board to mark your commitment. You should allow up to 8 weeks from the date of your submission until your planned Pledge Signing to allow for this consultative process and delivery of your pledge board.

The last possible date for submitting an action plan for signing during Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 22 May 2020) is 9am Monday 6 April 2020

To submit your Action Plan, you'll need information about your organisation, including the number of employees working in England, your current mental health policy, training provision and sickness absence processes.

Submit Your Employer Action Plan