world mental health day: rising to the challenge of well being for all.

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world mental health day: rising to the challenge of well being for all.

11 Nov 2023

October 10th marks the 75th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is  Mental health is a universal human right, which is a timely reminder that while strides have been made to raise awareness about mental health, and to decrease the stigma surrounding it, a great deal of progress must still be made.

According to the World Health Organization, depression and anxiety cost the global economy an approximate $1-trillion every year as a result of reduced employee productivity. In fact, the OECD estimates that this could be up to 4% of a country’s GDP. And of even more concern, up to 67% of people indicate they don’t get the mental health support they need. 

This is a crucial and timely reminder that we must continue to treat mental health at the workplace with the focused attention it deserves. Considering that one in two people experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, the chances are that at any time, our colleagues or ourselves could be facing mental health challenges and need support.

randstad around the world: in support of mental health

Across the globe, Randstad teams continuously take measures to promote the topic of mental well-being with the goal of supporting our colleagues, talent, and clients. Our global health and safety policy commits our organization to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for all colleagues, at all levels, everywhere. 

In India, Randstad employees have access to the Sane Forward employee resource group that focuses on creating a safe space for people to have open conversations about mental health and wellness, and fosters psychological safety among employees at work. One of Sane Forward’s initiatives is a podcast series, ‘’Mind Matters’’. This platform showcases meaningful conversations with experts related to less-spoken-about topics around mental health and wellness, aiming to create a safe and relatable space for listeners.