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 disclose these without fear of stigma and be provided with reasonable support to cope with their work successfully.
Imperial College London recognises that work can and should be beneficial to health and that poorly organised or supported work can harm health.
Imperial College London endeavours to provide every staff member with a satisfying job and appropriate support to enable staff to fulfil their rules without undue pressure.

College Strategy

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 aims to increase awareness of mental health in the workplace and support businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.

A wide range of employers from all over the UK is 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

Time to changeIn 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.