The Duke of Cambridge highlighted the importance of mental wellbeing at work and introduced the latest Heads Together workplace mental health initiatives at the Workplace Wellbeing Conference at Unilever House today.
Prince William participated in a roundtable discussion about the current workplace mental health scene with senior business leaders.
Chief Executive of Mind, Paul Farmer, discussed current research led by the charity targeting the issue of workplace mental health.
Participants in the discussion shared their perspectives and experiences in addressing it.
Today The Duke of Cambridge is highlighting the importance of mental wellbeing at work by introducing a new @heads_together & @MindCharity workplace mental health initiative. pic.twitter.com/BMJl8sdSXN
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HRH then attended the Workplace Wellbeing Conference introducing new initiatives developed and supported by Heads Together, Mind, Unilever and other partner organisations.
William also highlighted the importance of senior leadership in assuring the support and take up of mental health policies in the workplace, and the issues that still exist due to stigma and shortage of access to the appropriate resources.
Thes new initiatives consist of a ‘Mental Health at Work’ website and online training providing employees and managers with the tools, training and a solid understanding of mental well-being to produce a healthy and supportive working environment.
According to research conducted by Heads Together: “only 2% of people asked where speaking to HR at work, showing a big gap in conversations on mental health in the workplace.”
It is also said that 1 in 6 British workers are affected by mental health issues.
Heads Together, the mental health initiative begun by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, strives to tackle the stigma and change the discussion on mental health.