Strategic Focus: Supporting Worker Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Digital Age

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Executive Summary

Worker mental health is a topic of growing focus among EHS managers and has been amplified in importance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the WHO, at any time, 450 million people around the world are suffering from a mental illness – making it one of the main causes of disability and ill-health around the globe. The importance of worker mental health and wellbeing cannot be overstated. New and emerging technologies can offer firms the ability to enhance wellness programmes and gain insights into worker wellbeing. This report helps corporate managers understand the impact of worker mental health and wellbeing, understand how technology is empowering mental health initiatives and consider practical steps in developing worker mental health programmes. 

Table of contents

A Focus On Worker Mental Health And Wellbeing Is More Important Today Than Ever Before  
Worker Mental Health And Wellbeing Plays A Critical Role In Safety And Productivity
Digital Technology Offers Supporting Tools For Effective Mental Health And Wellbeing Programmes
Practical Advice For EHS Managers On Developing Tech-Enabled Worker Mental Health Programmes 

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Figure 1. The Role Of Technology In Worker Wellness Programmes 

About the authors

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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