County council backs campaign for changes to how mental health is viewed in the workplace
LANCASHIRE County Council is supporting a national scheme to encourage employers to change the way they think and act about mental health in the workplace.
The authority’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, County Councillor Shaun Turner and chief executive, Angie Ridgwell, signed the Time to Change pledge at County Hall on Thursday, February 7.
Time to Change encourages employers to show their commitment to change the way they think and act about mental health.
The campaign includes practical advice to help managers to identify some of the common issues that can affect employees’ mental health at work and support their efforts to address them.
County Councillor Turner said: “We’re committed to the Time to Change scheme and we’d encourage other organisations across Lancashire to sign-up.
“Mental Health issues affect one in four of us and work-related stress and anxiety all contribute to this.
“By helping to identify issues that are causing stress, being open about mental health issues and putting actions in place to give employees the support they need, you’ll be making a huge difference to the wellbeing of your workforce.
“We’re working closely with Time to Change and Remploy who offer support for local organisations and anyone who is suffering from work-related stress.”