Standard Chartered Bank joined in to end the stigma and raising awareness through a series of activities and sharing sessions titled ‘Wellness 10/10’ focussing on mental, physical, social and financial well-being in conjunction with World Mental Health Day observed globally every October 10.
The bank kicked off the week with a panel discussion on the importance of education and awareness to decrease the prejudice relating to mental health.
The panel speakers were Associate Specialist Dr Shaheen Zinna binti Dato Paduka Dr Haji Shaukat Zinna, who has a sub-speciality in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Counselling Psychologist and Clarity Sdn Bhd Director Todd McPherson and Community Psychologist Fauziyyah Manap.
Head Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing Marilyn Graeme said, “At Standard Chartered, we aim to build a culture of inclusion that is a critical lever to our business success and which will enable us to be the best place to work, the best place to bank and contribute to creating prosperous communities.
“We are committed to equip our workforce with the skills and support to realise their potential and drive prosperity through financial, social, mental, and physical well-being.”
To promote positive mental well-being and healthy lifestyle choices, the bank will re-launch a streaming service called “LVL” where employees will have access to hundreds of on-demand and live interactions including yoga and meditation, emotional check in through art and activities that they can participate in at their own time.
Standard Chartered employees also benefit from free access to Clarity Sdn Bhd counsellors up to six times yearly for all health related or personal concerns.