Oliver Wyman is a caring and empathetic firm in which support for our employees' wellbeing is a signature element of the colleague experience. We want our colleagues to feel safe bringing their whole selves to work, supported by a culture where mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing are valued and prioritized, equipped to openly discuss topics of mental health, empowered to be vocal about their needs, and comfortable accessing available help as early as possible.
We operate in dynamic environments and empower everyone to thrive and reach their full potential. Our greatest triumph as a business lies in our ability to truly take care of our colleagues while driving impact for our clients.Nicky Dingemans, Chief Human Capital Officer
I hope that our work helps destigmatize the conversations around mental health and wellness within the firm and promotes awareness of where to turn to for help if you need it. Mental health should be treated the same as physical health.Ted Moynihan, Managing Partner, Financial Services
What mental health & wellbeing support is available
Supporting and Equipping Our Colleagues to Thrive at Work
We have initiatives that enable colleagues to access the support they need when they need it. This includes mental health & wellbeing education, local wellbeing committees to raise awareness in local markets, as well as 'Recharge' days where regions / offices close down for the day to disconnect and recharge.
Health & Wellbeing Support
We know that life can be challenging, and that at times our mental health & wellbeing may be impacted as a result. That is why we have a professional counselling support service covering a wide range of issues available 25/7/365, private and confidential, free of charge, multiple languages, multiple access points.
Our global Wellbeing Champion network offers support to colleagues who might be struggling, by offering a suppportive conversation, without judgement and with the knowledge of resources that could be helpful.
Our latest Initiatives
Mental Health Awareness Month
Oliver Wyman celebrates mental health awareness month each May with a range of global activities and events aimed at destigmatising mental health, raising awareness and bringing colleagues together. One of the signature moments of this year was a podcast discussing health inequities with Dr. Nzinga Harrison, the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, a value-based provider of comprehensive, outpatient addiction treatment.
World Mental Health Day
Every year on 10th October we join the global efforts around World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Colleagues from across the firm share their stories, from their experience acting as Oliver Wyman's Wellbeing Champion to their thoughts on how they take care of their own mental health.
How are you?
As our parent company Marsh & McLennan continues its mission to normalize and champion mental health in the workplace, they asked colleagues around the world a simple, but powerful question: “How are you?”
Q&A WITH GLOBAL HEAD OF wellbeing, Gemma Porter
What is your ambition for wellbeing at Oliver Wyman?
We operate in dynamic environments and empower everyone to thrive and reach their full potential. That is why wellness is a fundamental part of our employee value proposition. We want our people to be resilient and tenacious and know that we care about each and every one of them.
How do you maintain your own wellbeing?
I try to hold myself to wellbeing standards, such as disconnecting from work, taking time out of my day to be with my children, not being on zoom for every meeting, exercising each day (even if it is just a walk), and switching off from technology for part of the evening (this is work in progress). I have also learned that I am not going to get this right 100% of the time, and that is okay too.
What's your top piece of advice for supporting others?
In my experience I have found that listening can be helpful in itself. Just by listening with empathy and presence you can be there and support someone. We don't need to have the answers to listen to one.
We are collaborating with other organisations to continually evolve. We do not have all the answers, and we are committed to learning from others and sharing and collaborating in the common goal of supporting people. Find tips and materials at these organizations to support wellbeing at work.