Our Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace in Asia research highlights that the subject of mental health has long been surrounded by a culture of silence in Asia. Until recently few companies have tackled this sensitive topic head-on. However, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt by us all, it is clear that the mental health of employees is more important than ever and companies have a responsibility to provide support.
To help raise awareness about mental health in the workplace and to create a visible movement of support, we encourage companies to consider running a Green Ribbon Campaign inside their organisations. You may choose to do this during Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021) or 2021 Asia Employee Wellbeing Week from (4 – 8 October 2021) in the run-up to World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October 2021.