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 series of Masterclasses with sessions run by employers and lots of examples of good practice (details below);

  • Support and introductions to enable you to build connections with other employers

  • Briefings on our key campaigns to help you roll them out in your workplace;

  • Bespoke, one to one support, support from TTC Employer Managers throughout the year.

Our Masterclasses are available for organisations who have signed the pledge. Priority is given to organisations who have just joined the programme to accelerate their progress but wherever possible we aim to extend this support to any pledged organisations who need to readdress the campaign in their workplace.

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

Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Time: 10am – 12.30 pm (Registration + Tea & Coffee from 9.30am)

Where: EY, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6HQ.

Room: Seminar Room, 9th Floor (but someone will be able to guide you from reception)

Closest stations are:Snow Hill - 2 min walk - & Birmingham New Street - 12 min walk. 

If driving the best car park is the NCP Royal Angus - the venue is opposite the Wesleyan

London

Date: Thursday 29th June 2017

Time: 10am - 12.30pm (Registration + Tea & Coffee from 9.30am)

Where: CBRE, Henrietta House, Henrietta Place, London, W1G 0NB

Closest stations: Bond Street and Oxford Circus - 5 min walk.

 

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 essential to make them aware of how important it is.

In this masterclass you will hear from organisations who have been working with Time to Change and 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 in the workplace, and how to maintain momentum on the agenda. You will also have the opportunity to meet likeminded 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’

Date: TBA (September 2017)

Time: 10am – 1pm

Where: London and Birmingham/Leeds

It is critical that all of your line managers feel confident having conversations about mental health with the people they manage. Increasing manager capability to spot signs and symptoms in individuals and their team, and increasing confidence in discussing this with those who are struggling will help stop problems before they become more challenging.You will hear from organisations who have been working with Time to Change who will share their experience of equipping line managers to have these conversations, support their teams and encourage disclosure. 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.

‘Understanding where mental health fits with your policies and legal requirements’

Date: TBA (November 2017)

Time: 10am – 1pm

Where: London and Birmingham/Leeds

It is important that employees are informed about what they should do when encountering mental ill health in the workplace.  Ensuring that mental health in incorporated into your policies from recruitment to exit and/or having 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 organisations who have been working with Time to Change who will share their experience of updating their policies to address mental health problems in the workplace. We will also discuss the legal requirements that you need to consider where it comes to adhering to these policies when it comes to mental health.  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 your Employee Champions’

Date: TBA (February 2018)

Time: 10am – 1pm

Where: TBA London and Birmingham/Leeds

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.

You will hear from organisations who have been working with Time to Change who will share their experience of engaging and utilising Employee Champions in their workplaces. You will also hear from the Time to Change Employee Champions Officer. 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.

Sector Specific Masterclasses

We see the value of gathering organisations who work within a similar sector together to offer a more bespoke support. These sessions will cover how to use the Time to Change Campaign effectively within your organisation and your sector to develop a cultural shift around talking about mental health problems in the workplace. We see it as being important that these sessions have a mix of organisations. Employers who may be at the beginning of opening up about mental health in the workplace will join those who have already implemented some great initiatives. These sessions will be open to employers who have already signed the pledge and to those who have not.

To find out more contact the Employers Team

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