Bloc Digital Signs Mental Health at Work Commitment
This framework sets out six clear standards based on what best practice has shown is needed to support mental health within the workplace. These focus on raising awareness of the signs, reducing stigma and discrimination, and providing resources to ensure our staff can confidently and effectively support their colleagues.
By signing onto the framework, we commit to embedding these standards into the way we operate – and ensuring we all know that help is available, whether currently experiencing mental health issues or simply interested in how to remain well.
Keith Cox, Co-Founder of Bloc Digital, said: “With issues like stress and depression seen across all organisations, regardless of their size or industry, we recognise the need to identify and address any work-related causes of poor mental health. We’re proud to sign the Mental Health at Work Commitment – strengthening our pledge to making a genuine, long-term positive impact on our team’s wellbeing.”
“We all have times when we suffer more than others. While there is nothing shameful about it, we recognise how hard it can be to talk about mental health and seek support.
“To try and change this, we have recently conducted a survey with the staff to determine our key focus areas. We’re putting in place an enhanced Health and Wellbeing Strategy, this will introduce fundamental mental health training, incorporate all wellness initiatives into the onboarding process, and continue to promote open conversations that break down the stigma surrounding mental health.”
The Mental Health at Work Commitment has been developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, leading employers and trade organisations. Read more about it here.