Fry shares invaluable advice to help employers support employees suffering from mental health issues at work.
UNLEASH is proud to present an exclusive three-part video series featuring Stephen Fry, a renowned writer, actor, and comedian.
In this third and final instalment, Fry offers practical advice to help employers offer mental wellbeing support to people within their organizations.
He also explains why it’s important for employers to realize and acknowledge that mental health issues can arise at every level; affecting employees and leaders alike.
Fry emphasizes the need for tolerance and for business leaders to wake up to the fact that those suffering from mental health issues are still valuable contributors to a business.
Lastly, Fry highlights the different ways technology can be leveraged to benefit mental health and proposes that organizations take a collaborative approach, consulting with employees to foster a culture that enables people to partake in collective mindfulness and wellbeing practices.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental wellbeing — in and outside of work — and as organizations, of all shapes and sizes, seek to move forward it’s important to take stock and figure out how workplaces can become more supportive of workers’ needs.
The mental wellbeing conversation is likely (and rightly) set to continue into 2021 and beyond — make sure you take Fry’s advice on board.
Yessi Bello Perez is a contributor at UNLEASH. The former editor of UNLEASH, Yessi is a seasoned technology and business journalist passionate about technology, people, and the future of work. She is a regular contributor to Times Radio in the UK. She also co-hosted a podcast for fDi Intelligence (Financial Times) and wrote a column about rising startup ecosystems. Yessi’s work has featured in several other leading publications including the Evening Standard, The Next Web (TNW), and UKTN. She is a sought-after panelist, event host, speaker, and moderator at technology events.