Improvement of mental health through partnership

More and more people get affected by stress and other mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. In 2020, Topdanmark actively entered a new partnership to relieve the tendency.

More and more people get affected by stress and other mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. In 2020, Topdanmark actively entered a new partnership to relieve the tendency.

Increased attention on mental health

According to numbers from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA), the number of sick notes due to mental illness have increased in recent years in Danish society. Today, mental health issues account for between 26% and 48% of the total absence due to illness and approx. 42% of all early retirements nationally.

For several years, Topdanmark has made it a priority to take action in regard to mental health, partly in terms of prevention, and partly when the damage is done. This focus was increased in 2020, when as the first commercial pension company we entered into collaboration with ”Sammen om mental sundhed” (Together on mental health) – a multidisciplinary partnership initiated by the Danish Ministry of Health. By doing so, we engage to work for improvement of mental health in workplaces in Denmark.

In our CSR report for 2020 you can read more about how we help our costumers with health and wee being.




Together on mental health

”Sammen om mental sundhed” (Together on mental health) is an initiative with the objective of establishing a binding collaboration with relevant stakeholders on mental health at the workplace. The target group is all workplaces in Denmark and all types of employees, including Topdanmark. The initiative is financed via the Budget, and by the end of 2020, the partnership consists of 46 players across the private and public sectors.




We support UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 17

In our active work on mental health for both our customers and our employees, we support UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being. To ensure a positive development and strengthen the overall efforts in society, Topdanmark is part of the partnership ”Sammen om mental sundhed” (Together on mental health) and thus also supports Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals. Multidisciplinary partnerships such as this are important to ensure knowledge sharing and positive change across society – therefore, we are very proud to be part of ”Sammen om mental sundhed” (Together on mental health).




Contact

CSR
Pernille Fogh Christensen
Senior Sustainability Consultant