The Home Secretary signed the Time to Change Pledge on 9 June 2014 showing her commitment to raising the profile of mental health issues in the workplace.
As part of the Home Department’s commitment, steps have included:
• The Home Office taking part in the Time to Talk day on 5 February 2015 with the aim of generating conversations about mental health. Staff were provided
with questions to stimulate conversations and literature about mental health.
• The Home Office taking a leading role in the development of the Mental Health Awareness e-learning produced for all civil servants.
• Support for the Home Office Disability Support Network’s four mental health awareness buddy networks which provide peer support and work to raise awareness of mental health issues.
• Break the Stigma, a programme of speakers to come into the department to raise awareness of mental health with the first being led by Sue Baker, the
Director of Time to Change.
• A steering group being established to lead implementation of our commitments to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination across the Department.