Feelings of isolation and despair have occurred to many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions on day-to-day movement, work, travel, socialising and exercise have resulted in uncertainties for many of us.
Connection is a basic human instinct and having those touch points severely limited can and has caused anxiety and depression for many. Mental illness does not discriminate and can affect anyone, of any age and background.
With this in mind, our HSE Team working on the Duqm Refinery Project conducted a Mental Health Awareness Session on World Mental Health Day 2020. The session provided employees with the opportunity to learn and raise awareness about mental health.
The primary purpose of this session was to break down the stigma of mental health in the workplace and support employees to make positive choices to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
Mental health education and awareness in the workplace has the power to reduce stigma, and reduced stigma improves organisational culture. Improved organisational culture supports early intervention. Early intervention supports smoother recovery.
After completing this session, participants gained:
For more information about this session, please contact our HSSE Team.