Over 150 City firms will come together to wear green ribbons this week in a new drive to end the stigma of talking about mental health in the workplace. Banks, insurers, asset managers, law firms, professional services firms and mental health charities make up some of the organisations coming together to demonstrate to their employees that it is important to talk about mental health.
Staff throughout the City of London and across the country will be wearing 70,000 green ribbons this week. The campaign, inspired by PwC’s Green Light To Talk initiative, will reach over 300,000 employees and is being led by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal This is Me - in the City campaign.
Buildings across London including the Bank of England, PwC’s Embankment headquarters, One Canada Square and the National Theatre will also be lit up in green throughout the week to show support for the initiative.
A new survey of workers in UK businesses by PwC shows that 40% of employees would still not feel comfortable raising a mental health issue with a colleague or manager.
Excerpt from PWC, read the full report here