A new business-led coalition called The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health is working to raise awareness about the best mental health workplace practices.
Partners of this collaboration include BHP, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, HSBC, Salesforce and Unilever.
The collaboration hopes to help companies adopt policies that can help improve employees’ mental health, thus allowing them to thrive in the workplace.
The last year has been turbulent for all. Millions of people have lost their jobs, loved ones and sense of normalcy in a short amount of time. This has unsurprisingly led to a mental health crisis unlike any other.
“As we look to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, the business community must prioritise and invest in the mental health of all employees—this is not just a business initiative, but a social imperative that will drive positive and long-lasting effects for society,” the CEOs of the companies involved said.
The founders have offered companies of all sizes to join the coalition by signing a pledge and commit to deliver plans that foster good mental health within their organizations, promote openness about mental health, take steps to nurture their culture and encourage workers to prioritize their mental health.
Additionally, leaders are expected to educate their employees about the available tools and support they have access to and be open about progress that the company is making in improving their culture.