Mental Health affects everyone working and living in the City of London. Despite a growing movement to address its importance, mental health remains stigmatised and its impact on business and employees is substantial. However, we are at a tipping point.
Given the huge efforts from individual champions and our partner organisations to raise awareness, there is a significant shift in the acceptance of the mental health as something that affects everyone as much as their physical health. This public movement has also transferred to the workplace where there is an increasing emphasis on the commercial impact of ignoring mental health and the ethical importance of employee care.
Despite this, there is widespread recognition in the City that we can and need to do more to support ourselves, our friends and our colleagues in the City with their mental health needs and to address the culture of mental health in the City. We believe that providing ‘choice’ is an important component to support our mental health. Our focus is specifically around creating ‘choice’ to both prevent mental ill-health and to offer choice in ways we can support our recovery.