The Good to Work Pledge

Everyone has both mental and physical health, but many people find it harder to talk about mental health. However there is a stigma still attached to mental health restricts the freedom for people to openly discuss and address issues that could otherwise be easily supported even resolved with the right approach. InspireAll have always been fully supportive of its team and their health and wellbeing.

Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. The World Health Organization.

Earlier this year, Workplace Mental Health conducted a Workforce State of Mind survey of the leisure and physical activity sector to understand their view on, experiences of, mental health. The survey was a first of its kind for the sector.

The survey showed that more than 1 in 2 respondents (53%) have experienced a mental health issue in the last 12 months and more than two thirds (69%) have experienced a mental health issue at some point. Yet only 40% of employers told us that they have a wellbeing strategy. The good news is that taking action on mental health is a growing priority for the sector with employers rating employee mental health as 71/100 in terms of their priorities for this year.

As a result of the survey ‘The Good to Work Pledge’ has been launched. It’s a way for employers to show their commitment to employee mental health and work towards meeting the Thriving at Work Six Mental Health Core Standard, the government backed frwamework for employers.

It is called The Good to Work Pledge because the characteristics of ‘good work’ can help prevent new mental health problems developing and supporting those with mental health conditions to do well at work and thrive. InspireAll have signed the pledge to make a difference to how our organisation approaches mental wellbeing signalling commitment to taking action towards creating a mentally wealthy culture.

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