Date

SHARE this.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
WhatsApp
Print

In the previous BLOG, we explained why we had become a Time to Change Employer and the things we had done since. In this BLOG we are going to talk about what has changed since? Time to Change is about changing the culture of an organisation so that mental health is no longer stigmatised in the workplace.

Well, the main changes we have seen are:

  1. Staff including the CEO openly talking about their own experiences of mental illness
  2. Colleagues when ringing in sick stating that it is due to a mental health issue
  3. Several staff have worked flexibly sometimes on reduced hours during periods of mental illness
  4. Staff regularly using the Time to Talk Room to offload and share with a colleague when they are having mental health issues such as anxiety.
  5. The last staff survey clearly showed that staff greatly appreciated the Time to Change culture which meant they didn’t need to hide a vital part of who they are.
  6. Five members of staff have now volunteered to become passionate and active Time to Change Champions to continue to embed the Time to Change culture within Empowerment.

So, these are some of the practical changes which have occurred which are all very positive. However, what is really significant is that our sickness rates have gone down, our staff retention levels are very high and we are exceeding all of our targets and outcomes. We have also continued to grow and expand as a charity increasing our turnover by £175,000 in 2018-2019.

Therefore, it goes to show that creating an organisational culture whereby the stigma of mental illness is removed from the workplace does not in any way affect the productivity or performance of an organisation. We are so proud to be a Time to Change Employer, we would like other employers in Blackpool to sign up to the pledge too!

For more info please click on the following link:- Time to Change Employer

Or alternatively if you would like to ring Jamie or Mike at Empowerment on 0300 32 32 100 (local rate call) and we would love to tell you more. We will be offering 1:1 advice suggestions for you and your organisation and of course you will be welcome to visit us here to find out more about becoming a Time to Change Employer.

More
articles

Hello!

Send Us A Message Below

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Thank you

Thank you for filling out the referral form, we will be in touch soon.
The Den

Please fill in the form below to Apply

Online Application Form

25%

(If yes please give details)

Please list below your education/training and qualifications gained, starting with the most recent.

Education 1

Education 2

Education 3

Education 4

Please enter any further information that you feel may help your application

Please list below your employment history starting with your most recent employment.

Employment 1

Employment 2

Employment 3

Employment 4

Were there any gaps between any of the above jobs listed? If so, how long and what was the reason?

Employment Gap 1

Employment Gap 2

Employment Gap 3

Please detail here your reasons for this application, your main achievements to date and the strengths you would bring to this post. Specifically, please detail how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the requirements of this role (as summarised in the person specification).
References: Please provide details of at least two referees who can provide information relating to your competency, one of whom must be your present or most recent employer. If you are a student, please give an academic referee. If you are applying for a post which requires unsupervised access to children/vulnerable adults, we reserve the right to approach any past employer for a reference.

Reference 1

Reference 2

Cautions, Rehabilitation and Criminal Records

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?

If you have answered yes to this question, and the position you are applying for requires a DBS, you will be asked to disclose further details of your criminal record if you are invited to interview.

Declaration

  1. My signature confirms that the above information is complete and correct and that any untrue or misleading information will give my employer the right to terminate any employment contract offered.
  2. I agree that my previous employers may be approached for references. I also agree that should I be successful in this application. I will, if required, apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a standard or enhanced (as appropriate) disclosure. I understand that should I fail to do so, or should the disclosure or reference not be satisfactory, any offer of employment may be withdrawn or my employment terminated. I understand that the declaration of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent me from being offered this role.