Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction – mental health is multi-faceted and deeply personal. Whilst in its grips, you can feel like you are the only person in the world who is struggling. Though it may be easier at the time to isolate yourself, reaching out and asking for help can be the first step to dealing with your emotions in a healthy way.
Here at We Plan Group we have a dedicated Employee Engagement Officer, and Mental Health First Aider, Danielle. Her role focuses on the well-being of our employees, and she is on hand to offer advice and support to anyone in the business that needs it. Our employees can send her confidential messages on our Think Tank facility and can book time with her in our quiet room if they are feeling overwhelmed at work.
1 in 7 people experience mental health problems in the workplace. For that reason, we have taken a number of steps to ensure that those who are struggling know they have somewhere to turn. Below is a list of just some of the things we have implemented to support the mental well-being of our employees:
Westfield Health Plan - With a focus on health and well-being, Westfield Health offers employees cashback on various health treatments including therapies, private consultations and holistic health treatments.
Mental health first aiders - If our employees are struggling with their mental health, they can send confidential messages to our Employee Engagement Officer via our Think Tank facility. Alternatively they can book a session with one of our mental health first aiders in the quiet room.
Resilience training - We offer resilience training which all our employees can sign up for. The aim of the course is to help staff build resilience in their personal and professional life, this helps teach strategies to adapt to change and manage stress.
Discounted gyms - Being active is great for your physical health but evidence also shows it can improve your mental wellbeing. That’s why we try and encourage our staff to remain fit and active with Chorlton Members Club which offers discounted membership at a range of local gyms.
Savings scheme- Financial worries can contribute towards ill health. We have partnered with Gateway Credit Union and are trying to encourage our teams to become regular savers by using the payroll deduction scheme.
If you feel that you are struggling with your mental health and want advice on how to access the range of services we offer, speak to our Employee Engagement Officer, Danielle Williams.