Supporting Parents & Carers

  • Supporting Parents and Carers Campaign - Too much on your plate? Talk to Usdaw

    Many of our members are feeling under pressure at work and at home. Usdaw members are having to cope with changes to hours, rising food and fuel bills and changes to benefits. When times are tough, people can feel anxious and worried.

    Usdaw wants to encourage members who feel under pressure to talk to the Union. We want members to understand that we can help and make a difference. That’s why our theme for this year’s Parents and Carers Spotlight Day is ‘Too much on your plate? Talk to Usdaw.’ We want to make sure that as many members as possible see that Usdaw can offer advice and support when times are tough.

    We hope you will decide to get involved on Spotlight Day. We know that hundreds of reps find it an enjoyable and worthwhile way of showing members and non-members that Usdaw is not just there for when things go wrong at work. You can do as much or as little as you like – even if you just put the campaign poster up on your Usdaw noticeboard and give out the leaflet, you will be helping to reach out to members.

    Useful campaign resources:

    SPC Order form

    Order your materials
    download the form)

    Where to go for help - A5 Leaflet for members (Leaflet 400)

    Where to go for help
    A5 Leaflet for
    members (Leaflet 400)

    Mental Health – When things go wrong at work A5 Leaflet for reps (Leaflet 401)

    Mental Health – When
    things go wrong at
    work Leaflet for
    reps (Leaflet 401

    Under pressure survey

    Online Survey 'Under
    download the
    Survey Form

    Spotlight Day Reps Briefing – Key Messages

    Spotlight Day Reps
    Briefing – Key Messages


    Talk to Usdaw


    Talk to Usdaw
    (A4 Poster TTU)

    Supporting New Reps

    Supporting New Reps


    Thank you for helping make Spotlight Day a success.

    If you require further information about Spotlight Day please do not hesitate to contact Ruth or Jo in our Equalities Office on 0161 249 2451.

  • What you can do to support the campaign:

    • Display all the new materials on your stall and noticeboard
    • Hand out the leaflet and poster to members and non-members
    • Support the campaign by taking the poll:

    Too much on your plate?

    If you were worried about your mental health, who would you feel most comfortable talking to about this?

    This is an anonymous poll and your details will not be passed on to anyone.