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Mental well-being of the workforce during COVID-19

New Delhi

15-April-2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of cases and fatalities is rising intensely over the recent weeks. Keeping in mind the employee's physical and emotional well-being, companies and employers should look at ways to support their workforce.

One such firm is Schindler India, which reinforces the access and use of its Employee Assistance Program called 'Schindler Cares' which was started in 2016.

Schindler Cares partners with Santulan and its expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioural researchers and ~100 Partner Counsellors to provide proactive guidance to deal with life's expected and unexpected events, as the employees and their family's physical and emotional well-being is crucial in these trying times #CoronaVirus. Santulan is administering the EAP services for Schindler India employees and their eligible dependents across the country. The employees can reach out to the counselling team for telephonic, face to face or e-counselling sessions.

Providing an avenue of support that respects Schindler India's employees' privacy, the EAP service is absolutely confidential. No identifying information will be given to or shared with anyone in the organization. The EAP provides professional assistance for a wide range of issues, including:

e Couple and marital relationship issues

e Personal and emotional difficulties

e Death, grief and bereavement issues

e Family matters / parenting concerns

e Stress, anxiety and depression

e Work-related issues

e Work and personal / family balance

e Alcohol and drug misuse

e Crisis counselling

e Managing life's changes

e Personal Legal and Financial Stressors

Shubha Arora, Chief People Officer, Schindler India & South Asia says, "Our employees and their families through our Employee Assistance Program, 'Schindler Cares' can access wellbeing services confidentially. We are pleased to have partnered with Santulan, and their team of experts to help provide guidance and counselling to deal with life's expected and unexpected events". IANS