We believe that the mental health and well-being of employees is the most important thing for the prosperity and sustainability of any company’s business, but also for the sustainability of society as such. That is why our company has long strived to improve the mental health of people, whether through the activities we support as part of our corporate social responsibility or through long-term projects in which we actively participate.
Intervention options for employees exposed to difficult communication with clients in the public administration, with a focus on Employment Offices
In 2021, we’ve started to participate in a large-scale project by the Research Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Institute of Public Health on intervention measures for employees exposed to difficult communication with clients in public administration, with a focus on labour offices. Our company undertook the development of interventions to increase the resilience of labour office workers. On the basis of an extensive questionnaire survey, we have prepared a series of measures that will be gradually applied to individual territorial offices of the Employment Offices during 2022.
Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, our company focused on developing specific intervention tools to support the mental health of people suffering from the adverse effects of the pandemic, such as social isolation, increased uncertainty about chaotic government measures and the economic situation, or problems caused by working from home or homeschooling. As a result, we applied specific training and tools in collaboration with selected clients.
As part of the project, we also participated in the 87th Consultation Day of the National Institute of Public Health and the Czech Medical Chamber on Health Promotion in the Workplace, with the subtitle Caring for Employee Health in Times of Unexpected Situations.
Psychosocial risks for employees with disabilities
In 2019, we collaborated with the State Institute of Health on a project to identify psychosocial risks among employees with health insurance. As part of the project, we prepared a comprehensive publication summarising individual psychosocial risks, the working environment and work stress specific to people with disabilities.
Psychosocial risks in the health and social services sector
Workers in the health and social services sector are exposed to a number of challenging situations and risk factors over a long period of time. In cooperation with the National Institute of Public Health, we have therefore prepared recommended procedures for the prevention of psychosocial risks, which have become part of a brochure published by the National Institute of Public Health and the Czech Medical Chamber. We have also trained key staff of the Centre for Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Medicine of the National Institute of Public Health and key staff of selected social institutions from all over the Czech Republic. As part of the project, we also participated in the 73rd consultation day of the National Institute of Public Health and the Czech Medical Chamber on the topic of job satisfaction today. The project ran in 2017 and 2018.