Sector: 
Health & NHS
Date of Pledge: 
06/08/2019

About this pledge

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is ambitious about equality, diversity and inclusion; and mental health is a key part of that. We aspire to be an employer of choice, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Our values are clear: we respect diversity, and we support each other. BNSSG is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all its staff, encouraging openness and fostering a collaborative and supportive culture.

We are mainstreaming our Time to Change action plan into our broader equality strategy, which will ensure it is understood and valued at every level of the organisation. We have already made headway in recruiting a number of TTC champions, who will be key in driving this agenda forward across the organisation, and developing new and different ways of raising awareness of mental health at BNSSG.

We will be holding a staff event to celebrate the pledge signing, which will incorporate the voices and stories of people with lived experience, and will promote our wellbeing offer and forthcoming TTC programme. We would like to sign the pledge on August 6th 2019 at our Governing Body meeting (afternoon), following a service-user led awareness session for the GB in the morning. The pledge will be signed by our Chief Executive Julia Ross.