Tue, 06 April 2021
The Umatter campaign for mental health and well-being in the Kingdom of Bahrain has launched an integrated package of support and counseling services for the mental health of employees of companies and institutions.
The services were launched with the aim of contributing to a safe return to work for employees while increasing productivity, and avoiding any negative repercussions inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Umatter Founder and Strategic Leadership & Human Development Adviser, Wael Zaki, said: “Following the pandemic, there will be a need to invest in the mental health of workers and employees in the private sector, as human capital is the most important asset of any company or institution.”
Umatter uses the latest scientific approach in the field of employees’ and workers’ mental health, having recently developed the methodology to cope with the change in business performance in light of the pandemic, including remote work or working in an environment that follows precautionary measures. Umatter co-founder and Talent Management and Life Skills Adviser, Rula Husseini, said: “The International Labour Organization (ILO) statistics indicate that for every one dollar invested in providing treatment for common mental disorders, a return of four dollars is achieved in terms of improvement of health and productivity.”
“On the other hand, depression and anxiety have serious effects on the economy, in terms of lost productivity to the global economy estimated at one trillion US dollars annually,’ she concluded.