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The Growth Company signs Mental Health at Work Commitment

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • Posted By The Growth Company

The Growth Company is reinforcing its commitment to supporting the mental health of all colleagues.

Our latest colleague survey revealed that 77% of our colleagues believe that the Growth Company cares about their wellbeing and 83% felt that their job gives them the flexibility to meet the needs of their work and personal life.

The Growth Company aims to create an environment where the mental health and wellbeing of all our colleagues is supported. Through the Mental Health at Work Commitment, we demonstrate our commitment and ambition to develop a workplace where all our colleagues can thrive.

By signing the Mental Health at Work Commitment, we have committed to achieving better mental health outcomes, we will be more proactive in supporting our colleagues' mental health, and this will have a genuine longer-term positive impact on colleagues’ wellbeing, joining a growing movement of over 1,000 organisations.

Developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, leading employers, and trade organisations, the Mental Health at Work Commitment provides a simple framework for employers who recognise the importance of promoting colleague wellbeing.

This framework sets out the following six clear standards based on what best practice has shown is needed to make a difference and create an environment where colleagues can thrive:

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

Vicky McDonald, Director of HR & Organisational Development (OD), said: “Colleague mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at the Growth Company, and we are always open to suggestions for how we can further improve the systems we have in place. We want everyone who works here to feel they can be themselves, be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it.

“The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a continuation of the activity we have already been carrying out as part of the previous Time to Change Pledge. Over the coming months, we will create an action plan to address any gaps in these standards, including expanding our team of Mental Health Champions across the organisation to help normalise the conversation around mental health and promote our campaigns and activities in their local teams.”

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