Fostering open conversations
Wellbeing and mental health are important to us.
As a team, we promote having open and honest discussions around our mental health and wellbeing, embedding this into our working life to normalise the conversation.
Talking about why it’s important is a great start, but our actions, we hope, show we truly care.
We encourage flexible working practices and have embedded the importance of a healthy work-life harmony into our core values.
We have introduced a number of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA’s) into the business so we can support our colleagues with conversations around mental health.
We give colleagues two Wellbeing days each year to support their emotional and physical health.
We support colleagues to donate time, skills and expertise to a local cause, community project or charitable volunteering initiative with up to three Giving Back days per calendar year.
For colleagues going through any of these key life stages, we have put formal support in place including additional paid leave, access to 1:1 fertility or menopause experts, and practical adjustments around the office.
Our London office has its own ‘Pet Corner’ so you can bring your furry loved one to work with you.
"Having the Mental Health First Aid team makes me so proud to be part of this business. It is so comforting to know that there is a team of people, from across various departments, who you can speak to confidentially and without judgement for first line mental health support, or even just for a good old chat about anything! We all have stresses, in and out of work, we all need support. That is what the team are here for.
As a member of the MHFA team myself, we are not only a passive group in the background who act when someone needs us. We are a passionate group who actively meet to discuss all things ‘mental health & well-being’ and what initiatives we can put in place to improve the lives of our colleagues."