Vivendi is particularly concerned by mental illness and psychological disorders, one of the new disability issues cropping up in the workplace. The Group is one of the founding partners of Psychodon, that will be holding a major charity event for the third consecutive year on October 6th at the Olympia in Paris, to be broadcast on C8.
One in four people in France suffers from a psychological disorder: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, burn-out, etc. Yet, the subject is still all too often taboo, including in the workplace. However, these individuals can be extremely skilled and sensitive, assets which companies would do well to retain.
The Vivendi Group actively contributes to the development of the Psychodon whose aim is to bring mental health associations, beneficiaries and sponsors together and to raise awareness among the population. It also aims to raise funds, under the auspices of the Fondation de France, to conduct further research, develop support structures and boost prevention efforts for mental disorders.
The third Psychodon event will be held on October 6th at the Olympia in Paris. It will be the venue for an exceptional concert which is to be broadcast on C8. This will be the first time that an evening devoted to mental health will be shown on a major television channel at prime time.
A plethora of intergenerational artists are preparing for the occasion: Amel Bent, Benjamin Biolay, Boulevard des Airs, Carla Bruni, Claudio Capéo, Dadju, Dave, Thomas Dutronc, Imen Es, Kendji Girac, Hervé, Camélia Jordana, Yannick Noah, Pascal Obispo, Pomme, Barbara Pravi, Amaury Vassili…
The entire Group is committed to supporting Psychodon: Canal+, the Olympia (and the Théâtre de l’Œuvre for the very first event in 2018), as well as Universal Music France of course, which has been particularly instrumental in supporting the Psychodon’s cause through its artists from the very beginning.