Today with the support from our local MIND organisation, Chief Officer Sam Barlow has signed the Fitmums and Friends Employer Pledge. This is to demonstrate our commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that our employees and volunteers who are facing these problems feel supported. Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. The scheme has already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
At Fitmums and Friends we understand that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 will fight a mental health problem in any given year. We believe that no one should have to fear being treated differently because of their mental health. We appreciate that it's hard enough to experience poor mental health, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surrounds them. That's why we want to support the end of mental health discrimination. The Mental Health Champion network within Fitmums and Friends strives to support and promote positive attitudes towards mental health.
For more information about Time to Change https://www.time-to-change.org.uk