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 of COVID-19 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.

Find out more about the BITC wellbeing campaign.

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