In the dynamic domain of HR, building a robust culture that caters to the emotional and mental well-being of employees is of utmost significance. In my recent video, I continued my exploration into this subject, transitioning from “Discovery” to the next foundational pillar: “Awareness.” As we journey further into the heart of this series, I will be unraveling the intricacies of Empowerment and Governance in future videos.
Below is a structured summary of the important themes I touched upon:
1. Diving into the Pillar of Awareness (0:07)
- Building on our previous topic, while Discovery was all about understanding the authentic feelings of employees about their workplace, Awareness shifts focus towards disseminating knowledge and fostering an understanding about mental health throughout the organization.
2. Harnessing the Power of Wellbeing Events
- Events aren’t merely dates on a calendar; they’re opportunities to underscore the importance of mental health. Popular days like the Mental Health Awareness Day or Movember serve as effective platforms for such advocacy, ensuring everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
3. The Need for Mental Health Champions (1:32)
- One of the practical ways to gauge an organization’s commitment to mental well-being is by counting its trained mental health advocates. For a balanced support system, I advocate for having one such champion for every ten employees. This ensures that assistance is never too far away for anyone in need.
4. Ensuring Everyone is on the Same Page
- Beyond just having trained professionals, it’s essential to extend rudimentary mental health training to the entire team. Even short, insightful workshops can equip everyone with basic skills such as recognizing signs of distress in colleagues and initiating supportive dialogues.
Keep an eye out for my future videos, where I’ll delve deeper into the subsequent pillars, sharing insights and strategies to foster a holistic and supportive work environment.