Tascomi is delighted to announce that we have signed up to the Equality Commission’s Mental Health Charter to show our commitment to developing best practice in the workplace with regard to mental health.

The Equality Commission’s Mental Health Charter has been developed in partnership with a number of local Charities in NI, including Action Mental Health, Disability Action, Mindwise, Mental Health Foundation and Niamh.  The basic aim of the Charter is to reduce stigma of mental illness in the workplace, help to identify problems early on and know how to best access help for those employees with a mental health issue and how to support them so that they can remain in the workplace whilst getting well again.

Charter Commitments
By signing up to Mental Health Charter, Tascomi will be working towards putting 5 Charter Commitments in place.

1. Create an open and inclusive workplace culture
2. Promote equality of opportunity and challenge discrimination in the workplace
3. Promote equality of opportunity in recruitment and selection
4. Identify and provide sources of information and support regarding mental health
5. Adopt ‘Every Customer Counts – promoting accessible services’ recommendations

The Mental Health Charter is not a set of quality standards or an accreditation but is a voluntary commitment to developing best practice in the workplace.  As an employer and service provider, Tascomi will work to create a workplace culture that promotes equality of opportunity and respect for those with mental ill health and provide a positive service to people with mental ill health.

Rick Hassard, Tascomi Technical Director commented,  “I’m proud to work for a company committed to raising awareness of mental health issues. The reality is that mental health difficulties can affect any of us, at any time, employers and employees, in every sector. By signing up to the Mental Health Charter we are showing our commitment to ending mental health stigma in the workplace, and we hope this encourages individuals to feel comfortable about seeking support and help at a time when they need it most.”

Click here to find out more about the Mental Health Charter.