2023 World Mental Health Day
Tuesday 10 October 2023
Today marks the international day to recognise the importance of mental health and how it impacts our professional and personal lives. At UniCredit we are keen to support and are constantly commitment towards the well-being of our people as we believe it is crucial to building a truly positive, inclusive, and collaborative workplace, where everyone is empowered to succeed.
Today, 10 October, we celebrate World Mental Health Day with this year's official theme, "Mental health is a universal human right," highlighting our support and continued commitment towards the well-being of our people.
Caring for our people and providing the right support and resources to unlock our collective well-being is crucial to building a truly positive, inclusive, and collaborative workplace, where everyone is empowered to succeed.
Described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "an integral and essential component of our overall health", we firmly believe in the importance of empowering, promoting, and safeguarding mental health. This belief is firmly rooted in our Culture, DE&I ambitions, and Social Strategy.
All of us should be equipped to recognise, understand, and offer support to those who may be in a sensitive moment of their lives. Thanks to UniCredit's extensive learning offer accessible to its employees, we can all delve deeper into ensuring mental health both in the professional and personal sphere.
At UniCredit, all our colleagues have access to various initiatives that bolster their mental health. Starting from the "Ask for Help" helpline available in all our countries, which offers confidential psychological advice and counselling sessions with specialists, to a wide range of webinars, workshops, and tailored programmes across our Group.
Moreover, in the Czech Republic & Slovakia, the "Regeneration Days" grant our colleagues four days dedicated to self-care, while In Bulgaria, the bank has facilitated access to recreational spots in the towns of Sozopol (seaside) & Chepelare (mountains).
In Hungary, the "Power UP! Programme" has been curated specifically for managers, guiding them to recognise, prevent, and address burnout, both for themselves and their team members. Meanwhile, in UK, our colleagues can volunteer to become Mental health first-aiders, receiving external training to identify mental health challenges and effectively converse with those seeking assistance.
Daily tips to boost your mental health:
· Start your day with a positive mindset and a good cup of coffee or tea
· Do something you're good at to build self-confidence
· Take some time to relax, practice self-care on lunch breaks and enjoy your hobbies
· Spend some quality time with your co-workers, friends, and loved ones
Furthermore, tonight, we will be showcasing our commitment to World Mental Health Day by lighting up the UniCredit spire in green. If you are in Milan, don't miss the opportunity to take a photo of it and share it on social media to raise awareness of this important topic.