Philippines’ first company culture platform, Workbean partners with MindNation to highlight the value of mental health at work
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Among ten of your colleagues, three may be struggling with some form of a mental health issue.
Published on November 20, 2020
Co-written by Almira Valenton and Andea Santos
Among ten of your colleagues, three may be struggling with some form of a mental health issue according to a study conducted by Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. This alarming number pushes the need to prioritize the conversation on mental health. Moreover, the pandemic has amplified the anxieties of the Filipinos. It is especially true in the workplace as employees began to worry about their job stability, their performance, and their safety because of the worsening situation of the country and its economy.
It is important to address these worries because it will not only affect their mental health, but it can also create negativity in their workplace which can manifest as a decrease in productivity and decay in workmate relationships. Committed to helping people belong to a positive work environment, Workbean has partnered with MindNation to empower job seekers in finding safer and more inclusive work spaces and cultures.
MindNation CEO Kana Takahashi shares:
“MindNation was built to secure a future where all employees have access to competent, accessible, reliable and free mental healthcare. While companies acknowledge that mental health is as important as physical health, now is the time to put it into action. It should be a standard for employers to take care of the most valuable asset of all companies, which is their people.”
MindNation is one of Asia’s first mental healthcare systems aimed to support working professionals. The organization provides holistic well-being support to employees through convenient tele-therapy and chat consultations with licensed psychologists. They also empower the workforce through engaging mental health conversations in the workplace and by educating employers of its importance.
“By partnering with MindNation, we want to highlight companies that put a premium on their people’s mental wellness especially during these challenging times,” said Workbean CEO Kass Monzon. “We hope to see more organizations implement policies and programs that will make their employees feel belongingness and empowerment no matter what they might be going through. We hope to see more of them represented on Workbean, too.”
Workbean is building Asia’s largest company culture directory to help job seekers find work in companies they will belong. Jobseekers and employees can now discover companies that value mental health on Workbean. A special badge is awarded to the companies that offer MindNation’s mental health consultations as a free benefit to their employees. Visitors can also learn about companies’ well-being meter, as measured through expert assessment from MindNation.
Get updated with the latest about companies and find work where you belong by visiting Workbean’s website. You can also follow Workbean on Facebook and Instagram. More information about MindNation can be found on their website.
Mira is a marketing associate at Workbean and a student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She works best when fueled with caffeine, but the energy boost she gets from annoying her fat cat is usually enough to power her through her deliverables.
Andea is a marketing associate at Workbean. She is highly passionate about Photoshop, Star Wars, and by making her mark in the community through her work. You’ll mostly see her attending her online classes in Ateneo de Manila University.