The stigma around mental ill health may still exist, but the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst to break down some of it and potentially change the way companies support their staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its many lockdowns forced companies to go digital, with many staff working from home and isolating away from others. This isolation brought mental health into the spotlight. But, as the world reopens, has the way companies focus on the mental health of staff really changed?
“We need to be careful now to hold the space we have already created.” Katarina Archer, HDI Global UK
The deterioration in people’s mental health has become a key talking point within and outside the workplace, said Kirsty Plank, volunteer at My Black Dog.
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