CIMSPA is proud to be the new home for The Good Work Pledge
Launched following the 2021 Fitness and Active Leisure Workforce State of Mind Survey, carried out by Workplace Mental Wealth, The Good Work Pledge is a way for employers to show their commitment to employee mental wellbeing.
In November 2023, CIMSPA became the custodian of The Good Work Pledge, as part of our commitment to supporting the sport and physical activity workforce and employers across the sector.
About the pledge
The Good Work Pledge, allows employers in the sport and physical activity sector to work towards meeting the Thriving at Work Six Mental Health Core Standards, the government-backed framework for employers.
The Good Work Pledge asks employers to commit to:
- Producing, implementing and communicating a mental health at work plan
- Developing mental health awareness among employees
- Encouraging open conversations about mental health and the support available when employees are struggling
- Providing employees with good working conditions and ensuring they have a healthy work-life balance and opportunities for development
- Promoting effective people management through line managers and supervisors
- Routinely monitoring employee mental health and wellbeing
As the chartered professional development body for the sport and physical activity sector, CIMSPA is committed to helping employers across the sector to support the sector workforce by helping to prevent new mental health problems developing and supporting those with mental health conditions to do well at work and thrive.
Organisations that sign up to the Pledge will receive support resources plus use of The Good Work Pledge logo to show their commitment.
Organisations that sign up to the Pledge renew their commitment annually.
More information on how to sign up to The Good Work Pledge will be available here soon.
Five reasons to sign the Pledge...
- Committing to The Good Work Pledge makes a public statement about your positive intentions around your employee’s mental wellbeing.
- 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.
- The support resources provided to organisations that make the Pledge, are there to help you make progress whether you are starting from scratch or want to sense-check and refresh your current approach.
- 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).
- You’ll be helping the sector to continue to inform, educate and develop its approach to workplace mental health.