Vice-Chancellor signs Time to Change pledge

Vice-Chancellor signs pledgeOn World Mental Health Day back in October, we made a commitment to sign the Time to Change pledge to end mental health discrimination. Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, has now signed the pledge as a formal declaration of our aspirations to address mental health issues.

Our Pledge involves developing a University-wide plan detailing actions we will undertake to address mental health issues. Colleagues from Human Resources, the Students' Union, the Equality and Diversity Board and Student Services, have been working together to develop this and it’s now ready to share.

Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. The Pledge has been signed by over 200 organisations.

“We are committed to supporting staff and students to achieve their potential, and to building a fully inclusive environment where everyone can flourish and succeed.” Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan, Chair of our Equality and Diversity Board

Pictured above, from left to right:

  • Jaki Booth, Students’ Union Chief Executive
  • Louise Knowles, Head of Counselling
  • Tom Harrison, Students’ Union Welfare Officer
  • Debora Green, Head of Student Support & Wellbeing
  • Andrew Dodman, Director of Human Resources
  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett
  • Mark Morley, Founder and Chairperson of the Disabled Staff Network
  • Julie Campbell, HR Manager – Equality and Diversity
  • Dr Chetna Patel, member of the Disabled Staff Network