In effort to raise mental health awareness in the corporate sector, promoting mental wellness and breaking the stigma about mental health in the workplace, Top Glove launched its inaugural Zero Harm on Mental Health programme on Sunday, 10 October 2021, in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.
Initiated by the Top Glove Global Doctors (TGGD) Mental Health Clinical and Crisis Support Team, this programme, together with the existing Zero Harm and Safety Health Emergency Preparedness Programme introduced in 2019, provides a comprehensive safety and wellness action plan for Top Glove employees.
Key highlights of the Zero Harm on Mental Health programme:
- Educational posters and information cards in seven(7) different languages in factories, offices and hostels on how staff and workers can reach out for help, as well as tips on how they can manage their mental wellbeing. This is also accessible via the Workers Learning App, which all workers have access to.
- Facilities the prompt management of crisis employees' symptoms through crisis intervention and counselling, as well as psychotherapy.
- Rapid Crisis Unit (Rapid Crisis Evaluation and Management), this service is developed to attend to employees who encounter difficulties at the workplace. These includes severe industrial accidents or injury, any forms of harassments and abuses (physical, verbal, sexual, psychological), life threats or incidents take place at the workplace that could impact the psychological well-beings of the staff and workers. All information shared will be strictly confidential. We aim to manage at a timely, professional and responsible manner. Our Mental Health Clinical and Crisis Team will assess and screen the mental health risks and manage symptoms of the affected employees.
- Clinical Mental Health Counselling. This service is developed to provide mental health consultation, counselling and also psychotherapy. We aim to provide individual, couple, group and family sessions to manage and promote their mental wellbeing. All information shared will be strictly confidential.
- Corporate Mental Health Management. This service is to raise awareness and break the stigma through psychoeducation and training for large groups of people. We aim to promote mental wellness through advocating the importance of mental health and also to equipped people with basic skills on achieving mental wellness.
Psychological First Aid Training
- To provide psychosocial support service to reduce emotional distress and sufferings of the affected staff or workers in a timely manner
- To foster adaptive functioning and coping capacity
- To train staff and workers to approach a situation safely for themselves and others
- To say and do the most supportive things to a distressed person
- To NOT cause further harm by their actions