The Time to Change employer pledge is a way for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. We want every employer to open up to mental health problems and make sure that employees feel supported to talk about their experiences.

Over 550 organisations have made that commitment, and for World Mental Health Day 2017, we welcome 33 new pledge signings from:

  • Ageing Better
  • Virgin Trains
  • FourFront Group
  • Greggs
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Urbanest UK
  • Wellcome Trust
  • PHS
  • Your Homes Newcastle
  • BHT
  • YMCA Norfolk
  • Osborne Construction
  • Bath & NE Somerset Council
  • Princes Trust
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Dr Challoners Grammar School
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • London School of Tropical Medicine
  • LSI Architects
  • Arcadis
  • Jungle Creations
  • Nerudia
  • Savills
  • SSE
  • Swale Borough Council
  • The You Trust
  • MWH Treatment
  • Addenbrookes
  • Concern
  • NHS Gateshead
  • Capgemini UK
  • Sevenoaks Council

Sue Baker OBE, Director of Time to Change said: “We know it can be hard to talk about mental health, which is why we’re supporting employers to open up; to talk and to listen. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless, but with the right support, those of us with mental health problems can recover and have equal opportunities in all areas of life.

“Many leading employers have found that making a strategic commitment to the mental wellbeing of their workforce not only benefits their staff but also their bottom-line, improving productivity and staff retention. With one in six British workers experiencing mental illness it's time for businesses to make a change and start creating more mentally healthy workplaces."

Everyone’s attitude makes a difference so it’s fantastic to see so many employers joining the social movement this World Mental Health Day.”

To find out more about how to get your employer involved, read our top tips