1. Let us know you want to pledge
Let us know you’re working towards the young people’s organisational pledge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name, organisation, your position at the company, and a telephone number we can reach you on. We’ll get back to you to confirm everything and to make sure you have all the information you need.
2. Start developing an action plan
You should find the action plan a useful way of both setting out goals to change how your organisation thinks and acts towards young people’s mental health and recording your achievements. Make sure the activity you plan is realistic and manageable, but at the same time don’t be afraid to aim high!
It could be useful to think of all the different roles your organisation has and the different groups you have contact with. How can you engage them in challenging stigma?
To get started, you’ll need to download the action plan template. If you get stuck, our action plan guidance has tips and example activities to help you out.
Download the action plan template >
Download the action plan guidance document >
3. Submit your action plan
When you’re ready, submit your action plan to email@example.com. We’ll aim to get back to you within 14 days to agree everything.
4. Sign the pledge
Signing the TtCW pledge is a public commitment so we’d like a senior representative from your organisation to publicly sign your pledge certificate/board. To get maximum impact we advise that you arrange to sign the pledge at an event your organisation is already planning, such as a conference or launch event.
You also have the option to invite one of our team members and/or a young champion to talk about the campaign at a public pledge signing. If you would like someone to attend, and would also like a pledge board to sign at the event and display in your organisation afterwards, you’ll need to complete and return our pledge event planning form.
5. Put your pledge into action
Now comes the hard work – putting your pledge into action! This is down to your organisation, but we’re always here to support you. Depending on what’s in your action plan, we may also be able to put you in touch with organisations who can provide mental health training or other resources.
Don’t forget we have information for employers to help, as well as young people’s campaign resources you can download.
6. Let us know how you get on
It’s your organisation's responsibility to deliver your action plan and monitor how it’s going – we recommend that it is discussed quarterly and reviewed annually. Evaluation can be useful to see what’s working well, what needs to be improved and to get support internally to do more. We always welcome an update on what you’ve been able to deliver so far, what you’re planning for the future, as well as letting us know about any changes or if you’ve experienced any challenges in delivering your action plan.
If there’s something you’re really proud of, let us know! We can showcase your good practice on our website and social media to share with other organisations.
As a pledged organisation you’ll also be invited to our employer network events, which we host every three months, where we have masterclasses and share case studies and good practice from our pledged organisations.
If you have any other questions about the young people’s organisational pledge please email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Blackwood Comprehensive School is committed to establishing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies to promote a safe and stable environment for pupils affected both directly and indirectly by mental health.”
Ravi Pawar - Headteacher at Blackwood Comprehensive School