Continuing to shine a light on mental health awareness
In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health issue in any given year.
The stigma often associated with mental health means people may not recognise what’s happening or are too afraid to ask for help. At PwC, we’re proudly committed to ending this stigma.
Now in its seventh year, our Green Light to Talk campaign is running during Mental Health Awareness Week (09 May 2021 – 13 May 2022). This year’s theme of loneliness, with our call to action this year of connection, is particularly fitting as we’re also able to come together and mark the occasion in person, for the first time since 2019. Our connection to other people and our communities is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we are encouraging all of our people to embrace this opportunity to connect with each other across the week, and open up the conversation around loneliness.
Plus we'll be taking to social media again, with our #MyMindMatters campaign, encouraging our people to share how they are taking care of their mental wellbeing through connection, and how we are supporting others to do the same.
“Great steps have been taken to challenge the stigma associated with mental health; however, it is important to acknowledge that some of our people may still fear asking for help or even not realise they need that help. Our ‘Green Light to Talk’ campaign empowers our people to further challenge this stigma and also gain a greater understanding of mental wellbeing and how to maintain and protect it.”
Our latest 'This is Me' video looks at some of our people’s experiences of mental health issues within different cultures and communities. Members of our faith networks share their stories to encourage more conversations about mental wellbeing, to help tackle taboos and ensure that people get the support they need.
Our 'This is Me' campaign was created to mark World Mental Health Day 2016. We were one of 50 companies taking part in this initiative, run by the Lord Mayor's appeal team.