Fortis launches workplace mental health programme to deal with distress

Now you can chat with a psychologist in real time from your workplace if you are in distress. National The program has launched a workplace initiative to provide evidence-based information solutions to corporate organizations.

“The Workplace Mental Health Program provides mental health counseling to employees of different organizations, webinars to create a culture of openness and acceptance about mental health in organizations. A key feature of this initiative is the provision of additional real-time text chat support for people in distress, by a team of expert psychologists,” he said in a statement.

Globally, mental health conditions are among the leading causes of disability and distress. According to the WHO, approximately 280 million people in the world suffer from depression alone, and the mental health challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated the situation. Lack of awareness and access to care remain the biggest barriers to mental health care.

Anil Vinayak, Group COO, Healthcare at the event said: “The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major shift in work-life balance in recent years. It has been difficult for most people to create a balance between personal and professional life and it has also aggravated the mental health of many. It is important that as organizations we prioritize people’s mental health. To identify, manage and treat mental health problems, mass awareness initiatives like this one are crucial.”

Samir Parikh, director of the National Mental Health Program at Fortis, said that through this initiative, our team of psychologists offer teleconsultations and text support during psychological distress and the program offers counseling sessions and a 24-hour helpline. day, 7 days a week in 14 Indian languages.

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