The world federation of mental health has set the theme for this year’s mental health day: ‘Mental health in an unequal world’.
So what are we doing to change that inequality? To provide mental health care to everyone, equally?
Before COVID-19, people everywhere were already struggling with mental health issues without having access to the right treatments.
Insecurity, income instability, job loss, feeling of isolation, anxiety, depression…that came with the pandemic, have just exacerbated this very real issue.
From healthcare workers to non-essential personnel, mental health is finally at the forefront of the corporate world. And, glossing over this delicate matter, is no longer acceptable.
Poor mental health negatively impacts productivity, leadership, communication… within the organization.
So what are we, as companies, doing to protect the well-being of our community? When an employee is experiencing burnout, they tend to keep it to themselves because it’s not a “tangible” problem. It’s on us to de-stigmatize mental health and give them the right tools to identify patterns of anxiety, stress and depression, as well as a safe space to voice these concerns.
At Enovate Upstream, we are doing our part to set boundaries and help our team have a healthier work-life balance. Our health initiatives rank from open lines of communication to professional support, paid vacations and everything in between.
Also, we strongly encourage our employees to:
What are you doing to have a healthy lifestyle?