Mental Illness

Home Office written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination as a result of signing up to the Time to Change Pledge.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

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.

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