Mental health problems remain a huge issue, so it’s essential that employers are set up to support their employees who may be struggling. Also every organisation depends on having healthy and productive employees, with valued and supported staff far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance.
At Experian we have been working hard to ensure everyone can get that support, and that we are constantly evolving and improving. That’s why I’m proud to announce that we have been recognised with a Gold Award in Mind’s sixth annual Workplace Wellbeing Index.
I think this is a huge achievement as it signifies the progress we’ve already made as an organisation in recent years – ensuring mental health is embedded into our policies and practices, and demonstrating our long-term and deep commitment to our employees’ mental health. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and importantly also providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve.
This award demonstrates that we are on the right track, but we won’t stop here. We’re always looking for new ways to do things and to improve as a business. We are committed to driving towards even better ways of working, where supporting the mental health of our people is a fundamental part of everyday business.
Andrew is the UK & Ireland Mental Health Sponsor & Managing Director of Experian Data Quality