Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day. Last year on this day, I reflected on how Xero is supporting our staff and our communities. But it’s safe to say things feel a little different this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had a devastating impact on the health and lives of millions of people around the world, its economic impact has caused financial upheaval and redefined the way businesses operate. According to The United Nations Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health, May 2020, while primarily a physical health crisis, this brief points to the mental health crisis emerging if it is not addressed urgently in severely impacted societies.
It’s more important than ever to take care of your mental health. And at Xero, we take our responsibility as an employer, and as a purpose-led organisation within our wider community seriously. Some of the ways