Take the lead and sign The Pledge
It's good for your team, business and customers
In response to our findings in the 2021 Fitness and Active Leisure Workforce State of Mind Survey, we launched The Good Work Pledge. It's a way for employers to take clear action to show their commitment to employee mental health and work towards meeting the Thriving at Work Six Mental Health Core Standards, the government-backed framework for employers.
It's called The Good Work Pledge because the characteristics of 'good work' can help prevent new mental health problems developing and support those with mental health conditions to do well at work and thrive.
It’s backed by CIMSPA, good for businesses, for the sector workforce and for the customers we serve. The Pledge includes:
An action plan guide
A diagnostic tool
Use of The Good Work Pledge logo to show your commitment
A listing on our website as a pledge signatory
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) signed The Good Work Pledge in March 2022.
Using The Pledge's tools and guidance has had a profound, positive effect on the organisation.
This two minute video which we made to share at the 2022 STA conference explains more about the Pledge and how they used it.
You can take action just like the STA did by joining The Good Work Pledge today.
Five reasons to sign the Pledge...
1. You'll be making a public statement about your positive intentions around your employee's mental wellbeing, making it more likely that you'll take action and get noticed for showing leadership.
2. At the heart of the pledge are the Thriving at Work Review's six mental health core standards that the report authors say "all organisations can and should meet". The standards are recommended by the UK government and widely adopted throughout the public sector and by organisations such as Mind and Time to Change. Paul Farmer, chief executive at Mind and chair of the National Health Service (NHS) Mental Health Taskforce co-authored the Review.
3. The guide and diagnostic template are there to help you make progress whether you are starting from scratch or want to sense-check and refresh your current approach.
4. There's a strong business case for employers investing in workplace mental health, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent (Deloitte 2020).
5. You'll be helping Workplace Mental Wealth to continue to support you and the wider industry with research and projects to inform, educate and develop the sector's approach to workplace mental health.