Labour Councillors and senior Council staff have today signed the Time To Change pledge, promising to change the way the Council thinks and acts about mental health as an employer.
Also signing the pledge was Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Professor Sarah O’Brien, St Helens Council Director of People’s Services, Paul Sanderson, St Helens Council Director of Place Services, and Sue Forster, Public Health Director.
Councillor Anthony Burns says: “As a major employer in the borough it’s very important that St Helens Council leads the way on issues such as this. There is still a stigma around mental health, but it affects so many people and – due to issues such as poverty – increasingly so.
It is important that people know there is help for them in the workplace. In signing the Time To Change pledge, our Labour Council has today promised to take this issue seriously and we hope that other employers and community organisations will take the same pledge.”
Find out more about the Time To Change campaign at https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/.