Ensuring employee wellbeing is one of the four pillars of Community Business' work, and since 2017 we have been pioneering the discussion in Asia on mental health – facilitated by the launch of indepth research: Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace in Asia. Since 2019, Community Business has been partnering with the Lord Mayor's Appeal in the UK to promote the This is Me storytelling campaign in India. To date, 23 companies in India have registered their interest in the programme.
This is Me centres on the sharing of stories and lived experiences of disability and mental health as a way to challenge the stigma and open up conversations about these sensitive subjects in the workplace. An initiative first pioneered by Barclays in the UK in 2014 and now led by The Lord Mayor's Appeal in London.
With increased readiness to proactively address mental health in the workplace in Asia – particularly in the wake of COVID-19, Community Business is working in partnership with Lord Mayor’s Appeal and with the Strategic Sponsorship of Bloomberg to build momentum in the region and extend the promotion of the This is Me storytelling programme to other markets in Asia.