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.

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

London - This class is now fully booked

Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm (Registration 9.30am)

Where: Ambitious About Autism, The Pears National Centre for Autism, Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA

The Pears National Centre for Autism Education

Directions

Nearest tubes: Highgate or East Finchley (Northern Line) 10 - 15 min walk from the station

Buses: From Highgate Station - Stop E. Take the No 43 towards Friern Barnet.  From East Finchley Station - Stop G. Take the 143 towards Archway.

Driving: Parking is limited and there is a turning circle for pupil drop off and pick up which must be kept clear at all times, but if there are spaces available you can park in the car park outside the centre. 

Walking: The Pears National Centre is about a 10-15 minute walk from Highgate tube station and can easily be reached within this time frame.

Cycling: Secure covered cycle parking is available on site

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Sheffield

Date: Tuesday 12th September

Time: 1pm - 4pm (Registration 12.30pm)

Where: Aviva Insurance, Pomona, 6 Pear Street, Sheffield, S11 8JJ

Aviva Pear Street 

Directions

Nearest station: Sheffield 

Bus from the station to Aviva: Walk to Moorehead MH2. Buses 65, 81, 82, 83, 83a and 88 all stop at Pear Street.

Walk: Aviva is a 20-30 min walk from Sheffield rail station

Parking: TBC (Check local area for car parking)

More about this class

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.

If you are interested in attending either of these classes, please email us at employers@time-to-change.org.uk to register your interest and reserve a spot. Be sure to mention 'London' or 'Sheffield' in your email so we can allocate space accordingly.

Priority will be given to pledged organisations that have not yet had the opportunity to attend a masterclass this year.

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

London

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm (Registration Tea/Coffee from 9.30am)

Where: CBRE, Henrietta House, 8 Henrietta Place, Marylebone, London, W1G 0NB  

CBRE Henrietta House

Directions

Nearest station: Bond Street/Oxford Circus (Tube) 

Walk: CBRE is a 5 minute walk from both Underground stations.

Parking: Check local area for car parking. We would recommend using public transport as opposed to driving.

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Birmingham

Date: Monday 4th December 2017

Time: 1pm - 4pm (Registration from 12.30pm)

Where: Amey, International Design Hub, 20 Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT 

Amey Birmingham

More about this class

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.

If you are interested in attending either of these classes, please email us at employers@time-to-change.org.uk to register your interest and reserve a spot. Be sure to mention 'London' or 'Birmingham' in your email so we can allocate space accordingly.

Priority will be given to pledged organisations that have not yet had the opportunity to attend a masterclass this year.

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‘How to engage and utilise your Employee Champions’

London

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Time: 10am – 1pm (Registration Tea/Coffee from 9.30am)

Where: CBRE, Henrietta House, 8 Henrietta Place, Marylebone, London, W1G 0NB

CBRE Henrietta House

More about this class

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.

If you are interested in attending this class, please email us at employers@time-to-change.org.uk to register your interest and reserve a spot. Be sure to mention 'London' and the class title in your email so we can allocate space accordingly.

Priority will be given to pledged organisations that have not yet had the opportunity to attend a masterclass this year.

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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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