Introduction and Objective


Introduction

The Government would embark on an on-going mental health promotion and public education initiative (“Initiative”) with a view to building a mental health-friendly society in the long run. The first phase of the Initiative, is launched in July 2020, aims to sustain the efforts of the Joyful@HK Campaign, and enhance public understanding of mental health. The Mental Health Workplace Charter (“the Charter”) is a part of the Initiative.

Objectives

The Charter scheme has three specific objectives in mind –

  1. Promote mental well-being at workplace including a respectful and positive environment;
  2. Promote active listening and communication, encourage help-seeking, and facilitate early identification of mental distress and timely treatment; and
  3. Create an inclusive and friendly workplace environment for colleagues with mental distress.

Charter Statement

“We value and pledge to promote a mental health-friendly workplace environment.”