Creating an open culture around mental health

By Maurice Garvey

CHARITY group WALK was presented with a pledge certificate for signing up to the See Change Workplace – which is all about working to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health.

 “By signing up for this pledge we are proud to show our commitment to creating an open culture around mental health for all our staff,” said a WALK spokesperson.

WALK Pledge Better Pic compressor

John Saunders (CEO Shine), Lorraine O’Toole (Learning and Development Coordinator WALK), Caroline Condon (See Change Workplace Programme Officer) and Joe Mason (CEO WALK)

“Over the past two years, WALK has been on a journey to meet the targets of the See Change 6 Step Programme.

We have engaged in organisation-wide training, policy developments, in-house mental health promotion and wellbeing initiatives.


We are delighted to be receiving our pledge certificate and look forward to working with See Change to continue to reduce the stigma around mental ill-health.”

On Tuesday, John Saunders, CEO of Shine, presented WALK with a pledge certificate to become a See Change Workplace.

Mr Saunders said: “WALK have shown their commitment to facilitating a cultural shift in their workplace so that employers and employees feel supported and secure in starting a discussion about mental health. They have also played their part in challenging mental health stigma by creating an open culture around mental health.”

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