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The Pearson UK Schools Wellbeing Pledge

On the 5th July, Pearson were visited by representatives from Time to Change, who spoke about the work they do in helping to tackle stigma that surrounds mental health in the workplace. In a significant step, Jill Duffy (pic, below right) signed the Employer Pledge on behalf of UK Schools. 

Jill Duffy signs wellbeing pledgeWe will promote positive mental wellbeing and reduce the stigma of mental illness across Pearson UK Schools.

To achieve this, we will: 

  • Create a clear framework consisting of Champions, Line Managers, HR and Mental Health First Aiders;
  • Improve understanding amongst managers how they can support staff members who may be experiencing mental ill health;
  • Raise awareness of the support that staff can access to maintain a positive wellbeing;
  • Utilise technology to run interactive campaigns throughout the year to highlight mental illness, support mental wellbeing and promote national campaigns (for e.g. National Mental Health Awareness Days);
  • Image_ChristofVanDerWalt_South_Africa_14Give equal weighting to mental health and ensure it is evident in organisation values, behaviours, practices and policies.



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Date posted: July 6, 2016

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