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RBH signs pledge backing positive mental health in the workplace

UK hotel management company, RBH, has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change – cementing its support of positive mental health in the workplace.

Time to Change is a growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which support people to open up about mental health problems. By signing, RBH said it is “streamlining” its employee support initiatives and “challenging the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace”.

The four core values RBH is aiming to uphold are acting with integrity, delivering operational excellence, having the ambition to continuously improve, and showing care.

RBH added it is committed to positive employee wellbeing for everyone working within the diverse collection of over 45 branded and private label hotel properties under its management.

To formalise this commitment further, RBH conducted a signing ceremony of the Time to Change pledge at Holiday Inn Express London – Earl’s Court. This included the launch of an action plan of activity that will help to break the silence that surrounds mental health in the workplace.

As part of the plan, changes to ensure a healthy work life balance and opportunities for development will be implemented and communicated to all employees, as well as open conversations about mental health support being actively encouraged.

Hannah Elliott, group culture and reward manager at RBH, said: “Our executive committee strongly believes that caring about our people and helping them develop with RBH, in turn creates a happier environment for everyone.

“Our values are key to the way in which we operate our hotels and look after our people. They are fully aligned to the personal values of our senior team and are lived and breathed throughout the organisation every day.”

She added: “Our vision is for all of us to make changes that can have an impact on our collective health and wellbeing at work and at home! We want all our teams to understand the importance of health and wellbeing and know how they can get involved and access the right tools and training to deliver this.

“By implementing and committing to a mental health at work plan, we know it will enhance our already strong commitment to supporting our colleagues on all mental health issues.”

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