The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (Cermi) publishes its Mental Health and Well-being Plan in paper and electronic form aimed at its human team, in the firm belief that providing a healthy framework to all work environments People who are part of the organization, in this case, a social initiative unit.
The Cermi plan is based on the importance of mental health in personal and social well-being and the responsibility of organizations and companies to “preserve this good of the people who integrate them”.
For Cermi, occupational health and mental health are closely linked, so the work environment must be understood and designed to create an environment that supports the mental health of its members.
The objective of the plan is for Cermi to be “oriented towards being a mentally healthy place for the people who make it up, for which objective conditions should be ensured to generate a mentally healthy work environment, in which the organization is engaged in prevention”. Proactive and early identification of situations that may require support, providing it when needed and guiding individual responses”.
The plan also includes a protocol for inclusive foster care from a mental health point of view, guaranteeing the early inclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities or responding to situations that may arise within the Sermi human team.
“In this way, a mental health support is created within the organization for and within the Cermi Human team,” he explains.
With the preparation and implementation of this plan, Cermi indicated that it “demonstrates its commitment to mental health, one of the most relevant dimensions in the individual and community well-being of our societies.”
The now published plan has been prepared by Paula Pérez Sánchez, clinical psychologist and director of projects for the Law and Disability Foundation, in close dialogue and consultation with the management of Cermi and the Cermi Women’s Foundation and their respective human teams.