AXA ‘Mind Health’ Programme is Hong Kong’s first end-to-end mental health programme for corporations, designed to improve the mental wellbeing of employees by bridging gaps in knowledge, trust and support.
AXA Asia partners with Columbia University WHO Center for Global Mental Health to help companies protect employees’ mental health during and post-COVID-19
With the pandemic’s centre of gravity moving away from Asia, the region has begun to celebrate positive trends in the fight against COVID-19. A significant milestone has been for our colleagues across Asia to return to the office. As we approached this process, we recognised that the pandemic has also put renewed pressure on longstanding concerns over mind health, including in the workplace.
Covid-19's relentless exposure of inequality provides us with a unique and unprecedented opportunity. The pandemic is driving awareness around the broader issues faced by women in society. Companies need to understand women are a key nexus in how value is shared and created between a company and the local community. Basic steps they can take is by demonstrating Creating Shared Value (CSV) and highlight inclusivity in how we measure, support and produce social value to ensure gender parity in pay or increase the number of women in leadership.
On World Mental Health Day on 10 Oct. 2019, corporate Members of Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong (SVIHK) announced a collective pledge to improve mental well-being in their workplaces and reduce stigma on mental health topics in Hong Kong. Pledging Members include Accenture, AIA Hong Kong, AXA, Barclays, EY, Nestlé, Tricor Group and The Executive Centre, representing prominent businesses in Hong Kong from diverse industries and with large workforces and customer bases.
Global challenges are more apparent than ever. In an increasingly volatile, complex and uncertain environment it requires resilience for businesses to survive, let alone thrive. From every crisis, opportunities arise to innovate and a shared value culture opens up strategic possibilities and will differentiate an organization whilst simultaneously driving the next wave of innovation, productivity and economic growth.