London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Time to Change

London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Time to Change

Time to Change is a growing social movement that aims to change how we all think and act about mental health. We support schools, communities and workplaces to open up to mental health problems, to talk and to listen.

Our goals are to improve public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems and reduce the amount of discrimination that people report in their personal relationships, their social lives and at work.

Time to Change is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding. Our campaign is led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and thousands more organisations have joined us to make change happen.

London Stock Exchange Group has today signed the Time to Change employer pledge and made a commitment to opening up the conversation about mental health in the workplace.

By signing, the London Stock Exchange Group has pledged their support to Time to Change with an action plan of activity that will help to break the silence that surrounds mental health in the workplace, and ensure that employees facing these issues feel supported.

Sue Baker OBE, Global Director of Time to Change, said: “In many cases fear of judgement and isolation prevents people from speaking about mental health at work. In the worst case scenario, people can feel isolated, ashamed and worthless, but with the right support, those of us with mental health problems can recover and have equal opportunities in all areas of life – including work. Everyone’s attitude makes a difference and it’s fantastic to see organisations like The London Stock Exchange Group taking the lead.

“Many leading employers have found that making a strategic commitment to the mental wellbeing of their workforce not only benefits their staff but also their bottom-line, improving productivity and staff retention. With one in six British workers experiencing mental illness it's time for businesses to make a change and start creating more mentally healthy workplaces."