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E.G. LEWIS GROUP COMPLETE TIME TO CHANGE ACTION PLAN

E.G. LEWIS GROUP COMPLETE TIME TO CHANGE ACTION PLAN

5 NOVEMBER 2018 15:00

E.G. Lewis Group are delighted to announce we have committed our 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.

When you sign the Employer Pledge you demonstrate your commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported.   

By signing the Pledge we will join a growing movement of more than 800 employers in England across all sectors from FTSE 100 companies and leading retailers to Government departments and local authorities.

Why sign?

Mental health is an issue your organisation can’t afford to ignore:

  • 1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year 
  • Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year
  • 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason 

Looking after the mental health of your employees makes business sense: tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, presenteeism levels, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention. Since signing the Employer Pledge, 95% of employers said it had a positive impact on their organisation.

Time to Change will work alongside E.G. Lewis Group to oversee the action plan in order to get employees talking about mental health. This could include small actions such as running events for World Mental Health Day, to larger ones such as training line managers so they feel comfortable having conversations about mental health with their line reports. 

The official signing of the pledge will be on Monday 19th November, 2018 at our head office located in Llandarcy, Neath.

Break the culture of silence that surrounds mental health and talk to your employer.