Three Rivers signs the Time to Change Pledge

02nd September 2019

Three Rivers District Council is proud to have signed the Time to Change pledge on Monday 2 September.

Run by charities, this growing social movement is supporting people to open up and talk about mental health issues. 

The Leader of the Council, Sara Bedford and Head of Community Partnerships, Andy Stovold were joined by council officers in the Rose Garden at Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth. They join over 900 employers in England, across all sectors, in signing the pledge. 

Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council, said: “Three Rivers is committed to changing the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace. Poor mental health can wreck lives, just as much as poor physical health, sometimes more so due to the stigma that it can carry. We will do everything possible to support our staff when they need it.” 

Andy Stovold, added: “I am delighted we are championing initiatives to drive improvement in our approach to employee mental health. I hope to see more organisations join this campaign.” 

The Council have a Health & Wellbeing intranet hub which provides employees with essential information that covers lifestyle and mental health.

They have also trained nine officers as Mental Health First Aiders who work alongside Health & Wellbeing champions pushing forward the Council’s initiatives and support their commitment to the Time to Change pledge.