World Mental Health Day
It is evident that, when it comes to supporting workers’ mental health, companies aren’t doing enough; the Health and Safety Executive revealed that, for the first time, work-related stress, anxiety or depression accounted for more than half of all working days lost due to ill health in the UK in 2018.
On World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2019, we took the opportunity to highlight some new tools to support the wellbeing both in and out of work.
Supporting wellbeing in and out of work
There has been a highly positive change in the public discourse on mental health, driven in part by recent headlines from unexpected sources, such as the royal family.
We have a unified commitment to normalising conversations around mental health and wellbeing, and developing a positive and supportive environment where our people can thrive and flourish.
We have built a cross-agency network of internal platforms to support employee wellbeing, through partnerships with organisations such as The Performance Club, Mindfulness at Work, Mind, Mend, Mental Health Foundation and the IPA. Delivered in TED-style talks, physical exercise training (reiki, martial arts), emotional resilience workshops, art classes and more, aiming to debunk the misconception that mental health is a no-go subject at work.