The West Midlands Combined Authority is working in partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal (a registered charity) to deliver the pioneering This is Me campaign. This is Me supports organisations to change attitudes and build inclusive workplace cultures by encouraging employees to share their experience of mental health challenges.
Encouraging employees to be open about their mental health is important, and storytelling is a powerful way to help achieve this. See on the webpage employees in the West Midlands who have already shared their story and started to #endthestigma in their workplace.
The campaign is now in its 4th year where over 600 organisations have signed up nationally so far, potentially reaching over one million employees. Working in partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, we are now bringing this initiative to organisations across the West Midlands.
Find out more below and see how your organisation can sign up and #endthestigma in your workplace with the help of This is Me.
Click below to find out more and sign up to This is Me and get your free This is Me West Midlands Guide.
You will be transferred to the Lord Mayors Appeal website where your registration will be completed.
You will also be able to find out more about the Green Ribbon and Samaritans Wellbeing in the City.
For any further queries, please feel free to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
This is Me involves:
This is Me is also partnered with the Green Ribbon and Samaritans Wellbeing in the City which involves:
Organisations who register to This is Me are supported every step of the way with a free ‘How to’ guide and are also able to connect with organisations who have already signed up to the campaign who can provide advice and support.
This is Me is an umbrella campaign that brings together key mental health initiatives, including but not limited to:
This is Me will help your organisation meet goals of other initiatives you may already be signed up to, such as the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Programme or the Time to Change Pledge.
Joining the campaign helps demonstrate to employees that your organisation is committed to building a supportive culture that is fighting to reduce mental health stigma in the workplace. 97% of organisations with registered This is Me believe the campaign has had a positive impact on reducing the stigma.
This is Me helps organisations look after employee mental wellbeing, which can help improve levels of engagement, staff morale, loyalty and productivity, leading to more profitable workplaces.