What was the Employer Pledge?

Introduced in 2011, the Time to Change Employer Pledge was a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Underpinned by a 12-month Employer Action Plan founded on the principles of the 2017 Thriving at Work Report and built upon 5 years of evidence-based interventions researched by the Time to Change Employers Team, the Employer Pledge supported employers to create a more open and understanding culture around mental health problems in the workplace.

At the time of the Employer Pledge’s retirement in June 2020, the pledge had been signed by over 1500 organisations employing over four million people across England, representing over 10% of the working population of the UK.

Time to Change’s Pledged Employers include Tesco, E.ON, British Gas, Ernst & Young, Transport for London, Stagecoach UK, Barclays, Shell, Pepsico, Marks and Spencer, and many NHS trusts, universities and local authorities.

You can find a full listing on our Pledge Wall alongside a number of case studies regarding the impact of the Employer Pledge in a range of businesses. 

Develop your own action plan
Even though Time to Change has closed, you can still download and create your own action plan to create change at your workplace.