Taking care of workers' mental health

Employers form work group to boost emotional wellness of staff

Mental health advocate Nawira Baig, a partner associate at Hush Teabar who has had bipolar disorder since her teens, says she can open up to her boss, Ms Anthea Ong.
Mental health advocate Nawira Baig, a partner associate at Hush Teabar who has had bipolar disorder since her teens, says she can open up to her boss, Ms Anthea Ong.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

The mental health of workers is usually not a priority for companies but leaders from some large corporations are taking the lead to promote happy workplaces.

Representatives of 18 private and public sector bodies have formed a work group that meets every two months to discuss ways to boost their workers' emotional wellness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'Taking care of workers' mental health'. Print Edition | Subscribe