Urban Company has partnered with mental wellness platform iWill to make mental health consultation from leading Indian psychologists accessible to its employees.
Any employee who wants to avail the service would have to register on iWill and thereafter, would be connected with a leading psychologist, who will address the psychological challenges faced by the employee. The complete consultation would be paid by the startup, Urban Company said.
The tech-enabled home services startup announced its mental health leave policy ahead of the World Mental Health Day on October 10.
“Under this employee-centric initiative, employees will be allowed to take unlimited sick leaves in case they are suffering from any form of mental or physical illness, particularly if the patient has contracted COVID-19,” a statement said.
“These are anxiety-prone and sensitive times. Mental health is one aspect of human well-being, about which people have very little understanding, in not only identifying the symptoms but also in helping another person suffering from it,” said Suhail Vadgaokar, Director HR at Urban Company.