At Deloitte, we have long recognized the importance of mental health in the workplace and the need for our people to know where and how to seek support if they are facing challenges. This year, for World Mental Health Day, Deloitte aims to break down all-too-common, self-reinforcing patterns that can hinder open dialogue on mental health at work.
Next time you’re connecting with a colleague, why not try asking more open-ended questions about how they’re doing, and take the lead by being open about how you’re really doing?
These open conversations can help to reduce stigma and normalize talking about mental health at work.
World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. The day, officially commemorated every year on October 10, seeks to raise awareness in the global community of the importance of mental health and to mobilize efforts to support it on a global basis—including when it comes to mental health at work.