Watch: “When employees are taken care of, they are more productive” – Stephania Dimech Sant, Richmond Foundation

It's a win-win situation, she says.

Mental health at the workplace has become key in corporate discourse and agendas. Research has repeatedly shown that having the right support structures implemented reduces presenteeism and absenteeism, and creates an organisational culture of openness and awareness.

A proactive, preventive approach is more beneficial and more cost-effective than reactive measures taken during later stages of declining mental health. When employees trust that they have options to seek professional help with full confidentiality, it encourages a relationship of trust and loyalty with the management and organisation.

The new collaboration between Richmond Foundation Malta and Deloitte Consulting (and supported by the Deloitte Foundation) called Healthy Minds Work was created with this in mind.

Stephania Dimech Sant, Richmond Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, explained that with Healthy Minds Work, businesses and organisations will be able to choose from a range of services, including employee wellbeing barometers, consultation about mental wellbeing at the workplace, ongoing professional training, support, therapy services, and crises intervention among others.

More information about Healthy Minds Work may be found here.