The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health: In the News
It’s Time For Business Leaders To Come Together On Mental Health
Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Leader, Deloitte, writes in Forbes, “We cannot underestimate the role that business leaders must play when it comes to mental health in the workplace. Normalizing the conversation will help to remove stigma – and this can only be achieved when leaders are aware and fully engaged.
The role leaders play is not just about encouraging people to speak up about their mental ill health. It is also about working to prevent stress and anxiety in the first place. As the Millennial Survey told us, there are many aspects of life that can cause stress and anxiety – and some are within business leaders’ control to address.”Read the full article on Forbes
Moving the needle on workplace mental health
Sir Ian Chesire spoke with Arabian Business on how the more we can move the dial on workplace mental health the more we can help people around the world.
“In the business world I found this extraordinary anxiety about talking about [mental health], despite one in four people having an issue, and, more or less, four in four knowing someone who has had some sort of issue. I was talking to one CEO who watched his children go through the most appalling set of challenges in their adolescence, entirely real mental health challenges, and to watch this incredibly capable, organised, dynamic person just be completely crushed by what was happening and no idea what to do about it. He felt he couldn’t talk about it because it was a failure, it was something to do with him.”Read the full article on Arabian Business
Are you your true self at work? How inclusion is vital to employee mental health
Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Leader, Deloitte, spoke with Arabian Business on the inextricable links between inclusion and mental health, plus the importance of being your true self.
“Almost half [of] millennials and Gen Z, feel stressed or anxious most of the time, it is their number one or number two priority in life, the only thing that beats it is their physical health. So, that’s over and above all the things that are thinking about as priorities. When you look at what contributes to that anxiety there’s a lot that they tell us that contributes to it.
It is things as you will understand, it is climate, the environment, financial stability, family, welfare, all of those things. But there are two things in particular in there that are, very much I believe, within the gift of the employer to do something about.”Read the full article on Arabian Business
Business leaders back push to improve workplace mental health
“The efforts to treat mental ill health are vastly disproportionate to the high toll it exacts. In the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness says one in five adults experience mental illness a year and suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-34, while depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
Both businesses and governments are not keeping up and the WHO estimates that just 2% of global healthcare expenditures go to mental health. The issue was growing before the pandemic and has been exacerbated throughout as many struggle from the effects of isolation, stress and fear, with many warning of a silent mental health pandemic running alongside the coronavirus pandemic.”Read the full article on Forbes
Punit Renjen, Global CEO of Deloitte, joined a Davos Agenda panel on prioritising workplace mental health on 25th January.Watch Now
Ian Stuart, CEO of HSBC UK, was interviewed on the 25th January, 2021 about the launch of The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health.Watch Now
Sharon Thorne was interviewed on the 25th January, 2021 about the launch of The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health.Watch Now
The HR Leaders Podcast
Tim Munden and Emma Codd were interviewed on the 25th January, 2021 about the launch of The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health.Listen Now