Emerald achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards
7th May 2020
Emerald has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to workplace wellbeing.
Emerald was one of 103 organisations to take part in Mind’s second annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and was recognised with a Silver Award, meaning they are committed to achieving change within their workplace.
Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve.
The event was due to take place at The Ham Yard Hotel in Central London and be by hosted by TV Personality and Mind Ambassador, Theo Pathitis. Unfortunately, due to current events this is currently being revised. Further details to follow in due course.
Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance. Mental health problems are common among employees. Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees across the 106 employers participating in the Awards and found that 7 in 10 had experienced a mental health problem in their lives, with over one in two (53 per cent) affected by poor mental health in their current workplace.
Nicola Craven, Head of People Operations at Emerald Publishing said: “At Emerald, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of our people. We encourage open dialogue around mental wellbeing and have taken proactive action to work towards breaking down barriers and removing any stigma that is sometimes associated with mental health. Some examples of the work we have done in this area includes training over 20 Mental Health First Aiders, promotion of our Employee
Assistance Programme and regular wellbeing days. We have also introduced several initiatives at our offices that make healthy choices at work easier for everyone (these include an onsite gym, yoga and exercise classes, a wellbeing room and free fruit for all). Our approach to flexible working allows everyone to work in a way that suits their own circumstances and we also encourage colleagues to share their personal stories and challenges through our ‘Let’s Talk About’ campaign.”
Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said: “Every employer depends on having a healthy and productive workforce – valued and supported employees are far more likely to deliver the best outcomes for your organisation. That’s why we’re delighted to recognise and celebrate employers making mental health a priority for their organisation through our Workplace Wellbeing Awards. This year, we’ve been overwhelmed to see so much good practice right across the board, from each and every one of the 106 diverse employers to take part. The virtual Awards event provided an opportunity to recognise those forward-thinking employers who are at the cutting edge when it comes to investing in their staff wellbeing, and in turn getting the best outcomes for their business.”
To register your interest in taking part in next year’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards, please visit mind.org.uk/index.
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About Mind and its Workplace Wellbeing Awards:
- We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. mind.org.uk
- Mind has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday)
- Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing programme aims to help people understand and start talking about the costs of neglecting mental wellbeing in the workplace.
- Mind offers free resources for employers to help improve mental wellbeing and employee engagement: www.mind.org.uk/work
- For more information, including tips for employers and staff, please visit mind.org.uk/work
- Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards recognise and celebrate the good work employers are doing to promote staff mental wellbeing. Forward-thinking employers can get involved in next year’s by visiting www.mind.org.uk/index
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