Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are the official Greater Manchester Time to Change Organic Hub.
You can learn more about the national Time to Change campaign at their website.
Let's end mental health discrimination.
A staggering 90% people with mental health problems experience some form of stigma, whether from friends and family, at work, in education or during treatment. This is a particular issue that employers can’t afford to ignore because 1 in 4 British workers are affected by mental health conditions 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.
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are a part of this group of enlightened organisations and have made our pledge. In order to honour this pledge, we have created an action plan that has been approved by Time to Change. With this plan, we shall demonstrate our commitment to the below principles seen below.
Our vision is to enable everyone in our community to achieve better mental health, including our staff and volunteers. We aim to support our staff and volunteers through:
Providing organisational Time to Change support, workshops and regular mental health awareness and anti-stigma events.
Promoting the 5 ways to well-being throughout the organisation and encouraging personal resilience building;
Regular supervision focusing on both operational and wellbeing needs;
Structured personal development and training programmes for all staff and volunteers;
Our employee assistance programme.
For Time to Talk Day 2018 we held a poetry competition and encourage everybody to get involved!
We received some really amazing poems for it and below you can read some of the winners (You can click on the images to view a larger version of the poem).
The winning poem is entitled "Colour Me in Kindness" and was written by Francis Wynn.
Next we received a small series of lovely poems from Chris Nielson.
We also received "Opening Up" which was sent by Debbie Glover.
We have an unnamed poem sent by Asma Khatun.
And finally, "Room 110" which we received from Zoe Howarth-Lowe.
We would like to thank each and every person who submitted a poem to us for Time to Talk Day. You really helped make the day a great success!