For the majority, lockdown forced us to react to events. Overnight organisations had to think through and implement new operational policies. Even those with the most robust mental health and wellbeing provisions in place were abruptly stress tested.
Ultimately, the last few months have reminded us of something important: we all have mental health all of the time. And it’s determined not only by psychological factors, like thoughts and emotions, but also by our physical conditions and social environment. Because lockdown compromised all three.
According to research we published with the Reward & Benefits Association (REBA), some 78% of organisations experienced an increase in requests for mental health support in the wake of Covid-19. In response, 70% plan to up their investment in mental health support for their teams.
Now, as we reemerge, new challenges are posed. For starters, there’s the threat of another lockdown as the result of a second spike – an eventuality we’re already seeing in some countries. There's also the getting to grips with huge changes to the way the new working world operates. With more people than ever working remotely, leaders must find ways to empower their teams to look after their own wellbeing in a way that's scalable and effective.
We need to act now to give our workforces access to the right care at the right time, wherever they are, whatever comes next.
Hosted by Unmind CEO, Dr Nick Taylor, join us as we sit down with representatives from Samsung, Arm, and Thales to discuss the future of workplace mental health, the importance of a proactive approach, and practical steps that you can take to empower your people to thrive inside and outside of work.
We’ll also touch on what HR and Wellbeing leaders can do to secure senior buy-in when it comes to investing in employee mental wellbeing, and guidance on how to measure the impact and value of such investment - in the short and long term!