THE WHAT? Unilever has created a mental wellbeing programme for its global workforce, according to a report published by Employee Benefits.
THE DETAILS The Anglo Dutch FMCG giant’s 14-day initiative is designed to increase employee engagement, will be led by EVP of Hair Care, Jean-Laurent Ingles, and uses tools designed by the Resilience Research Centre.
“This resilience training programme was first launched by our hair care brand Clear, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The very early stages of the pandemic were first experienced in Asia, where Clear is a market leader, and the team there quickly recognised the hugely negative impact coronavirus can have on our mental wellbeing,” Ingles told Employee Benefits.
THE WHY? Launched to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, the programme is designed to help employees struggling with mental health issues, which have been caused or exacerbated due to the COVID-19 outbreak.