In 1992, the World Health Federation instituted the World Mental
Health Day, with the aim of highlighting the importance of such care.
October 10 is marked by mobilizations around the world to raise
awareness about mental illness and its effects on people's lives. At a
time when our lives were profoundly impacted as a result of the
COVID-19 pandemic, Vale reinforces its life matters most commitment.
Periodically, we carry out actions and programs exclusively focused on
the health and well-being of our employees. In this scenario, the
Mines for Minds program was created, which promotes and encourages
emotional health care. Through the program's initiatives, Vale seeks
to understand the mental and emotional health status of its employees,
as well as individual and organizational influencing factors.
The actions are based on three main pillars: an emotional health
self-assessment, free emotional support 24 hours a day and training in
emotional health. Together, the actions seek to map the psychosocial
risks and signs that motivate the early search for help and solutions,
taking action in light of these symptoms and creating a comfortable
and welcoming environment so that people feel safe to talk about it.
The name of the program was based on these values. The acronym MINES
for Minds reflects the program's pillars. Vale structures its projects
based on them.