How organizations are tackling mental health and well-being

How organizations are tackling mental health and well-being

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Insights into managing mental health, engagement and well-being

Nearly two years after the start of the pandemic, prioritizing people and finding new ways to build social connection and belonging sits firmly at the top of corporate agendas. As hybrid working is clearly here to stay, organizations must focus on adapting their business models to establish and maintain a culture of care, enabling them to be sustainable, trusted, and resilient in the long term.

BSI brought together relevant leaders from several large, complex organizations to discuss the key issues surrounding this important topic in a closed roundtable. Together, they shared their perspectives, challenges and solutions on effective management of mental health and well-being strategy.

Key talking points in this roundtable insights summary

  • Starting with strategy - The challenge of defining a mental health and well-being strategy and delivering it across large, complex, global organizations. 
  • The impact of COVID-19 - The positive outcomes of, and problems caused by, hybrid working for a post-pandemic workforce. 
  • Psychosocial risk management - Growing organizational focus on psychological health and safety and understanding the differences between personal wellness and workplace well-being.
  • Engagement and communication - How to communicate a strategy to diverse audiences in a variety of ways, engaging with employees and creating buy-in.
  • Organizational initiatives - What common mental well-being initiatives – such as mental health champions – and campaigns work and which do not. 
  • Team-level measures - The opportunity to implement greater change by focusing attention on teams, giving them the tools to help people individually.
  • Supporting managers - Empowering and educating team leaders to have conversations around personal and psychological issues. 
  • Measuring impact - The enduring challenge of measuring mental health initiatives and adoption of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)