Employee benefits provider MetLife UK has pledged its support for employee mental health by signing up to Time to Change’s Employer Pledge.
The provider is also marking World Mental Health Day (10 October) with a range of activities, including webinars, training, fundraising and wearing green ribbons supplied by the Mental Health Foundation.
MetLife has been running mindfulness courses for employees since May and mental health awareness training for line managers since the start of 2018.
A survey by the insurer found 61% of employee benefit consultants have seen an increase in the reporting of mental health issues among clients, but 56% believe staff are unwilling to discuss mental health challenges with their employer.
Dominic Grinstead (pictured), managing director at MetLife UK, claimed the provider wants to do what it can to help its employees take control of all aspects of their wellbeing.
“A key element of this is mental health, and helping our people understand where they can go for help, support and information,” he said.