Mental Health Time to Change summary, Kent

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Time to Change is a national campaign which is raising awareness of mental health and trying to reduce the stigma of mental health at work. It calls on businesses to sign a Time to Change pledge which is a public declaration that they will proactively support their employees to maintain good mental health. Healthwatch Kent have signed the pledge as have many Kent organisations such as Kent County Council. However many more have not yet signed including all of the Kent Hospital Trusts. Healthwatch Kent invited the Director of Time to Change along with all the Kent based organisations who had pledged, and many who had not, to discuss how they could work better together and make a difference to the thousands of people employed in Kent. 16 organisations attended the event and discussed ways to embed mental health awareness and understanding in their organisations. Following the event, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Addaction agreed to sign the Time to Change pledge with other organisations considering the value of pledging. Kent Healthwatch and Porchlight have written to all the Live Well organisations, encouraging them to pledge. Healthwatch Kent are also working with the STP Chief Executive office to encourage the remaining unpledged Clinical Commissioning Groups to sign up. All of the organisations present acknowledged the value of the event and have requested that the group meet again.

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General details

Report title 
Mental Health Time to Change summary, Kent
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Kent
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Administration
Health promotion
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6923

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Deliberative event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Other

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
N/A

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
16
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Not applicable
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not applicable
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not applicable
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.