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Today's agenda: Eliminating stigma in the workplace

01/05/2018

A group of individuals from organisations and companies around Kent smiling at the camera in front of a white screen.

This week we brought 14 organisations together to discuss how we can all work better together to reduce the stigma of mental health illnesses. 

Most of the organisations had already signed the Time to Change pledge which is a national campaign encouraging employers to better support their staff who may be suffering from mental health challenges.

Healthwatch Kent’s Steve Inett said, “We signed the Time to Change pledge last year and have felt it has really benefited our staff, so we wanted to bring other organisations together to find out what they have done and what we can learn from one another. 

It was a very positive discussion and hopefully the start of a new way of working together to better support working people in Kent.” 

Already new organisations have decided to sign the national pledge and all took actions away to improve the support they offer to their staff. 

We have agreed to organise regular sessions for organisations to come together.

 

If you would like to join in the future discussions, please get in touch on info@healthwatchkent.co.uk

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