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October 10 2023
World Mental Health Day, observed on the 10th of October each year, serves as a global platform to raise awareness about mental health issues, advocate for mental health, and promote overall well-being.
In today's fast-paced and demanding world, mental health has rightly taken centre stage as an essential component of our overall well-being.
At McGinley, we recognise the profound significance of mental health, considering it an inseparable part of one's overall health. Guided by our core values, we are dedicated to promoting mental health not just as a priority but as a fundamental aspect of our culture across all our offices, project sites, supply chain and wider community.
Why Mental Health Matters
Mental health isn't just the absence of mental illness; it encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing our daily lives and interactions with others.
At McGinley, our commitment to mental health is intricately linked with our comprehensive approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). We believe that fostering a mentally healthy environment is not only a reflection of our dedication to the well-being of our employees, workforce, supply chain and the wider community but also an integral part of our EDI initiatives.
Our Commitment to Mental Health
At McGinley, we encourage open and honest conversations about mental health. We believe that talking openly about mental health issues can help reduce stigma and create a supportive atmosphere. Everyone from our employees and workforce to our supply chain and wider community is encouraged to speak up and share their experiences without fear of judgment.
We understand that access to mental health resources is crucial. That's why we offer a range of support services to all our employees and workforce, including masterclasses in anxiety, stress and meditation and access to an employee assistance Wellness Hub. We want our team members to have the tools they need to address their mental health concerns effectively. We also share these resources with our supply chain partners peers and social community to ensure everyone can access support when required.
Promoting Work-Life Balance
Balancing work and personal life are essential for maintaining good mental health. We support flexible working, annual leave and access to stress management techniques to help individuals in our reach to maintain a balance between their professional and personal lives.
Training and Education
Education is key to promoting mental health awareness. We provide training programs and workshops to help individuals in our community to recognise the signs of mental health issues in themselves and others. This knowledge empowers those individuals to seek help and support when needed.
Self-care is a vital aspect of maintaining mental health. We encourage individuals in our community to prioritise self-care by taking breaks, practising mindfulness, and engaging in activities they enjoy outside of work or education.
Inclusive and Supportive Environment
Inclusivity and diversity are cornerstones of a mentally healthy environment. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected, regardless of their background, identity, or experiences. By creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, we contribute to the mental well-being of individuals in our community.
Our commitment to mental health extends beyond our workplace. We actively engage with our local community by supporting mental health organisations, participating in mental health advocacy campaigns, and attending local schools and colleges to raise awareness. By working with our employees, workforce, supply chain and peers in these efforts, we promote a sense of purpose and collective responsibility for mental health advocacy.
Results of Our Commitment
Our dedication to mental health has had a positive impact on our community and our company as a whole. We have seen increased job satisfaction, reduced stress levels, and improved overall well-being among individuals in our community. Additionally, our commitment to mental health has helped us attract and retain top talent who appreciate our approach to well-being.
On World Mental Health Day, we reiterate our commitment to mental health and EDI within our organisation and beyond. Mental health is not just a one-day concern but a commitment that requires continuous effort, understanding, and compassion. At McGinley, we understand this and that’s why it is a cornerstone of our corporate culture.
By fostering a culture of mental well-being, offering support, and actively engaging with our community, we hope to contribute to a world where mental health is universally valued and cared for. Together, we can break the stigma and make mental health a priority for all.