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Mobas makes mental health at work commitment to Mind

13 April 2021 2 min read
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Adam Tuckwell

At Mobas we have always been fully committed to our people’s mental and physical wellbeing, without Mobees there would be no Mobas.

During lockdown, our team have worked above and beyond and our wellbeing champions have worked tirelessly to introduce new working arrangements and weekly activities to keep them supported, mentally.

We have also now officially pledged our Mental Health at Work Commitment to Mind.

The Mental Health at Work Commitment is made up of six standards, which draw on best practice from the Thriving at Work review, as well as other pledges and charters available. It brings everything together in one place.

  1. Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity
  2. Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes
  3. Promote an open culture around mental health
  4. Increase organisational confidence and capability
  5. Provide mental health tools and support
  6. Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting

Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind and co-author of the Thriving at Work review, said: “It’s great to see so many employers take proactive steps towards creating mentally healthy workplaces by engaging with The Mental Health at Work Commitment. With issues like stress, anxiety and depression common across all employers, regardless of size or sector, we want to see every employer recognise and address any work-related causes of poor mental health among their staff. The Commitment comes with resources available to help employers prevent poor mental health and promote wellbeing. Smart, responsible employers recognise that staff who feel valued and supported tend to be more productive and are less likely to take time off sick or leave the organisation.” 

Consider joining us with your business and help grow this positive movement #MentalHealthatWork.