Mental Health Program
WELLNESS, HEALTH AND TOTAL REWARDS
Mental health awareness and initiatives in the Philippines have been growing, and the government had taken steps to address mental health challenges through various programs and efforts. Several private sector organizations and companies in the Philippines have been actively involved in promoting mental health awareness and providing support through various programs and initiatives.
Republic Act 11036 (Mental Health Act): This landmark legislation was signed into law in 2018. It aims to provide affordable and accessible mental health services to all Filipinos and to integrate mental health care into the public healthcare system.
Here are some ways in which the private sector in the Philippines has been addressing mental health:
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
Many companies have implemented EAPs to provide confidential counseling and support services to their employees. EAPs offer assistance for personal, emotional, and work-related challenges.
Companies have been incorporating mental health into their overall wellness initiatives. These programs may include workshops, seminars, and activities aimed at promoting mental well-being.
Mental Health Training
Some organizations provide training sessions for employees and managers to better understand mental health issues, reduce stigma, and offer appropriate support to colleagues.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work options or flexible hours, can help reduce stress and improve work-life balance, positively impacting employees’ mental health.
Mindfulness and Stress Management Workshops
Private companies often organize workshops and sessions focused on mindfulness, stress management, and relaxation techniques to help employees cope with work-related stress.
Access to Mental Health Services
Some organizations partner with mental health professionals to offer on-site counseling or connect employees to external resources for mental health support.
Mental Health Awareness Campaigns
Companies may launch internal campaigns to raise awareness about mental health, share information, and encourage open conversations among employees.
Supportive Work Environment
Fostering a work environment that values and prioritizes mental well-being can have a positive impact on employee morale and productivity.
Peer Support Networks
Creating peer support groups or networks allows employees to connect and share their experiences, providing a safe space for discussing mental health concerns.
Mental Health Benefits
Some companies offer mental health coverage as part of their employee benefits package, allowing employees to access professional therapy and counseling services.
Providing access to mental health resources, articles, and materials can help employees educate themselves about mental health and find relevant information.
It’s important to recognize that the level of involvement and the specific programs offered by private sector organizations can vary widely. If you’re seeking information about mental health programs in the private sector in the Philippines, feel free to reach out to our team and we would be very happy to assist your company in your inquiries.