Is mental health discussed openly at your company?
We have a very open culture when it comes to talking about mental health and people in our team do not perceive it as a taboo. For this matter, we run polls every month and a wider engagement survey every six months. We also have a calendar with different themes and every month we pick one we want to highlight. That could be mental health, responsibility, DE&I and so on. There are a lot of different matters that we feature and this helps to keep our employees informed and engaged on a wide range of issues, from work-related topics to more personal ones.
What challenge were you trying to solve when you chose to partner with OpenUp?
We now have 700 employees whom we offer the OpenUp service. Our goal is to prevent people from dropping out, to help them become more resilient (as we have a fast-changing environment) and to avoid issues turning into burnout. To give you an example, I recently had a conversation with an employee who is long-term ill due to mental health issues and we talked about how they were doing and what kind of support they needed. They mentioned their conversation with OpenUp as a positive experience and this was quite rewarding as it means we are moving on the right track.