Deloitte believes that supporting mental well-being is a critical element for attracting and retaining the best people and helping them be their most productive today and into the future. We recognize the importance of mental health and the need for Deloitte people to know where and how to seek support when they are facing mental ill health. Our leaders understand their roles in maintaining a stigma-free workplace.
To advance mental health awareness and support Deloitte people globally, our organization introduced a mental health baseline in January 2021 that sets clear expectations in every country in which we operate. This set of requirements covers areas such as leadership education, reducing stigma, providing learning and support, and identifying causes of mental ill health and corresponding actions to address them. Each Deloitte firm has committed to meeting this set of minimum requirements by 2022 and is being supported by Deloitte Global on the journey to compliance.
Deloitte offers various resources to support its people and help them take care of one another. The Deloitte Global Mental Health Podcast Series, featuring leaders from across and outside the Deloitte organization who share practical tips and ideas to support well-being, is among the most popular. Other materials include well-being articles, videos and educational materials, as well as information published on Deloitte’s Inclusion Hub, an online resource accessible to Deloitte people globally.
Deloitte aims to promote mental health beyond our organization. Deloitte is a Founding Partner of the Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health (GBC), established in January 2021 to advocate for and accelerate positive change in mental health in workplaces around the world. Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen signed the GBC pledge, was one of several leaders to publish an open letter on the World Economic Forum Davos Agenda blog, and participated in a panel on mental health in the workplace during Davos Agenda Week 2021.
Additionally, Deloitte conducts research and publishes thought leadership regarding mental health. Deloitte Global’s 2020 and 2021 Millennial Surveys, for example, provide valuable insights into the mental health of millennials and Generation Zs both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research conducted for the 2021 report yielded additional findings that were shared in a research paper on mental health in the workplace.