According to the Mental Health Foundation, nearly half of adults will experience mental health problems at some point in their life.
Given that the average British person spends 3,507 days at work over the course of their lifetime, it's imperative that workplaces have accessible facilities to support employee mental health, particularly when you consider the impact a stressful or pressurising job can have on your wellbeing.
Whilst there's still a lot of work to be done, some companies are leading the way in providing their staff with the support and services they need. So, in the name of World Mental Health Awareness day, here's a list of 6 companies who are setting the standards.
1. NMPi - Graduate Paid Social Analyst
- Where: Nationwide
- Salary: Competitive
- When to apply: ASAP
NMPi have a dedicated People and Culture committee who work on projects with employees in mind, one being a Mental Health Awareness week. They also have a new platform, Peakon, that helps managers identify any issues team members might be having, with the wider aim to help improve employee satisfaction and wellbeing.
As well as gaining a wide range of skills and knowledge that will prove essential throughout your career, you'll be fully supported throughout this BDO Audit & Assurance Graduate Programme thanks to your counselling manager or buddy. They'll answer any questions, resolve your queries and offer wellbeing support whenever you need it.
Having partnered with mental health awareness charity Mind for three years, Deloitte have built a strong network of mental health services across the organisation. They have awareness and prevention initiatives in place and specific support services for employees who need it. Join this Big Four firm on their Real Estate Graduate Programme and they'll support you all the way.
Join Tempo as a Customer Success Executive and you'll help the team progress their mission of making recruitment exciting again. They've partnered with Sanctus, a business that works to empower people to work on their mental health, to organise monthly sessions with a coach for employees who want professional help.
EY will support you both professionally and personally when you join them on any of their placements or programmes. Over 700 EY employees are fully-trained Mental Health First Aiders and they also have a Mental Health Network in place, designed to support staff and encourage them to talk about and work through their mental health struggles.
Employee mental health is a top priority for PwC, and you can see that through the range of services they offer. Mental health training, online wellbeing modules, a mental health app and a Wellbeing Champions Network designed to embed the company's 'Be Well, Work Well' approach across all their offices, are just a few resources available.