Don’t consider mental health 'done'
Mental health needs to be an ongoing conversation and for us as an organisation, it’s key that we provide a work environment that emphasises mental wellbeing.
Further to raising awareness and making support available, we will keep strengthening factors of our culture that emphasise a happier work-life. According to MHFA England, such factors include meaningful responsibilities and the possibility to try out new things. Furthermore, it includes ‘acceptance’, ‘relating’ and ‘giving’, which emphasise the importance of a healthy network and strong bonds within and across teams.
We’ve also been pleased to witness our people’s self-initiative. Some colleagues have gone above and beyond in sharing their knowledge and advice around mental wellbeing across the group. We’ve had a series of talks around “Wellbeing during a crisis” and “mental health in the time of adaptation”, and more talks and a wellbeing newsletter are being introduced by our newly certified Mental Health Frist Aiders and other passionate team members.
After all, it’s a combination of intentional education and support initiatives, as well as healthy practices in our daily work, that shape our approach to mental health. And we keep learning as we progress on this journey.