Giving Compass' Take:
- Here are three insights for CEOs and other organizational leaders to champion mental health support for employees in the wake of the pandemic.
- How is the mental health landscape changing or evolving due to the pandemic? What can donors do to support organizations advocating for mental health services?
- Learn more on how donors can support mental health in the age of COVID-19.
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Over the past year, Deloitte conducted a series of CEO surveys in collaboration with Fortune to gain insight into CEO perspectives on the pandemic and other recent events. In October 2020, CEOs were clear that employee well-being was a key focus area: nearly three out of four CEOs said they had been concerned about their own and their executive team’s mental health and well-being over the past six months, while 90 percent said they had taken action to support the mental health and well-being of their employees. In our most recent survey—fielded in the first two weeks of January 2021—98 percent of CEOs agreed that employee mental health and well-being will be a priority even after the pandemic is over.
What approaches would CEOs do well to consider? Becoming “mental health resilient” will call on the compassion and humanity of CEOs and their leadership teams, now and into the future. Some broad areas for leaders to consider, for organization-wide mental health, include:
- Making it safe to discuss mental health (and otherwise destigmatizing the issue)
- Putting the right people in place to oversee the issue
- Creating systemic and cultural change to support a mentally resilient organization.
Read the full article about mental health support in a post-pandemic world by Jen Fisher, Heather McBride Leef & Kathy Lu at Stanford Social Innovation Review.