Carat Views – Mental Health Matters with Heather Waterfield

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In today’s fast-paced and demanding landscape, where mental health issues are frequently stigmatized or sidelined in discussions, it's more crucial than ever that we prioritize the well-being of our talent.

At Carat, everything we do is powered by human understanding. This fundamental aspect of our identity underscores our dedication to reshaping the narrative around employee well-being and our commitment to placing real people at the forefront of our efforts.

In a recent video, Heather Waterfield, our Global Accounts Manager and founder of the mental health magazine WackyZines, sheds light on the current challenges employees face and the array of resources available to support them.

As a member and Co-chair of Kind Minds, dentu’s employee-led mental health first-aiders, Heather actively collaborates with our DE&I and wellbeing teams to spearhead internal initiatives. She proactively guides our talent towards resources, policies, and support groups, advocating for and supporting colleagues every step of the way.

Our approach to mental health is grounded in the belief that every individual deserves access to the support they need to thrive. That's why we're proud to offer a range of initiatives, such as NABs and the Employee Assistance Program, aimed at promoting mental wellness and fostering an inclusive community.

In her video, Heather highlights that “we often don’t realize that our mental health is suffering until it's reached crisis point.” Her words serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of early intervention and the necessity for ongoing support. It is therefore crucial that we continue raising awareness about mental health and amplifying the bold and powerful voices within our organization speaking up on this topic.

Moving forward, we remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a workplace where mental health is openly discussed, stigma is eradicated, and everyone feels supported in their journey towards well-being. By continuing to raise awareness, offer resources, and foster a culture of empathy and understanding, we can ensure that our employees thrive, both personally and professionally.

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