The Mental Health at Work Commitment for Employers, through a COVID-19 lens
Integrated and aligned with existing pledges and charters, the Mental Health at Work Commitment for Employers is a simple evidenced-based framework. The commitment is now updated to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as Business in the Community (BITC) recognises that the effects will be felt for years to come.
Simple actions to support mental health
This factsheet provides a simple overview of actions that enable employers to support the mental health of their employees during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
COVID-19: Mental Health at Work Commitment actions for employers
- Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic program of activity
- Proactively ensure job design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes
- Promote an open culture on mental health
- Increase organisational confidence and capability
- Provide mental health tools and support
- Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting
Practical guidance for employers
This factsheet, The Mental Health at Work Commitment for Employers, through a COVID-19 lens is part of a series of wellbeing documents developed to offer practical guidance to employers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The documents include:
The BITC wellbeing campaign
BITC defines “wellbeing” as the mutually supportive relationship between an individual’s mental, physical, social, and financial health and their personal wellbeing.