The physical and mental health wellbeing of our employees and their families is important for bp. We have launched a new global employee assistance programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing. It is accessible 24 hours a day, every day and provides access to one-to-one support from a counsellor and personalized self-help content.
Our thrive@bp wellbeing platform also provides support for our workforce, their families and friends and we run global health and wellbeing campaigns focused on cancer awareness, women’s health, men’s health, LGBT+ health, heart health and mental health.
We are implementing a global health hubs strategy, which aims to improve access to high-quality health resources for employees and their families. The strategy focuses on the creation of health teams that support all bp businesses in a specific region. Health hubs in the UK and in the Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Caspian region, are now fully operational.
Our mental health training programmes are designed to build employees’ awareness and ability to care for themselves and others. We also provide specific training for line managers so they can discuss mental health with their teams and foster a culture of caring.
bp is a founding partner of The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health, and in 2022 we formed a new partnership with MindForward Alliance, to promote global standards for workplace mental health.
To promote our support for improving mental health at work, in the US we also sponsored the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace, which recognizes and celebrates exemplar organizations.
bp employees and their families also have free access to the third-party Headspace app, which offers services to support mental health and wellbeing.