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We sign up to Mental Health at Work Commitment

We have recently signed up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment, demonstrating our pledge to continue improving the emotional wellbeing of our staff.

The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a set of actions which are organised into six standards that have been developed by leading organisations and wellbeing experts including Mind, Public Health England and Bupa.

The aim of the commitment is to encourage employers to have a more joined-up approach to tackling the causes of poor mental health and supporting those who need help in the most effective ways possible.

The six standards in the Mental Health at Work Commitment state that we will:

  •  Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity
  • Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes
  • Promote an open culture around mental health
  • Increase organisational confidence and capability
  • Provide mental health tools and support
  • Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting.

Our Director of People, Matt Posaner, said: “By signing up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment, we’re joining the growing movement of likeminded employers, businesses and organisations across the UK by declaring that mental health at work is a priority at Citizen.

“Here at Citizen we believe mental health is as important as physical health and we are committed to supporting all colleagues.

“I’m delighted to see that we’re already doing a lot of what the six standards of the Mental Health at Work Commitment outlines. It feels great to make our ongoing commitment to supporting and highlighting the importance of looking at your own mental health more formal.

“We’re now committed to embedding the six standards further at Citizen and developing a comprehensive approach to mental health in a way that works for us.”

Find out more on the Mental Health at Work Commitment here .


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