Our commitment to Mental Health
Mental Health Policy Statement
Imperial College London aims to ensure that the mental health of staff is respected, protected and improved in their work.
It wishes to create a culture, in which staff who experience mental health difficulties can feel able to disclose these without fear of stigma and can be provided with all reasonable support to successfully cope with their work.
Imperial College London recognises that work can and should be beneficial to health but also that work, if poorly organised or supported, can harm health.
Imperial College London endeavours to provide every member of staff with the satisfying job and with the appropriate supports to enable staff to fulfil their rules without undue pressure.
Since 2012, the Mental Health of the Imperial Community has been a priority with its inclusion in the College Strategy.
Imperial College London Mental Health Strategy aims to:
- Prevent work induced mental health problems
- Support staff with mental health problems
- Remove stigma
- Promote good mental health
Mindful Employer Charter
Imperial College has signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health.
The Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
A wide range of employers from all over the UK are involved in the initiative which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and assistance from other employers.
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Time to Change pledge
In 2014 Imperial signed the Time to Change pledge to demonstrate our commitment to ending the discrimination and breaking the silence around mental health issues. You can read Imperial's Time to Change Action Plan.