This commendation recognises workplaces with 250 plus employees who have implemented an exceptional strategy to strengthen mental health in the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic. Entries could highlight:
- How strategies are implemented from top to bottom at all employee levels.
- Successfully addressing stigma around mental health issues with executive buy-in and resulting in company-wide cultural change.
- Delivery of any mental health campaigns or initiatives that have been implemented for either (a) a specific group of employees; or (b) to solve a particular workplace challenge, for example addressing working from home, furlough, men and mental health, addiction at work, menopause in the workplace, stress in the workplace.
- How considerations around mental health are reflected in a strategic approach and wider policies and systems that flex to the needs of all employees, for example recognising that good mental health cannot be taken for granted and therefore offering reasonable adjustments and flexible working.
Entrants should demonstrate an inclusive, preventive and supportive approach to mental health and delivery of measurable improvements and success.
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the Healthy Working Wales Covid-19 Commendation Event. The judges remarked on the excellent quality of the submissions that we received and how challenging it was to shortlist.