As a Mindful Employer, Broadland is committed to supporting staff’s mental wellbeing. In May 2019 we launched our team of staff Mental Health Champions across the organisation. The champions went through 8 weeks of training and offer a confidential, 1-to-1 service in the workplace.
The Mental Health Champions’ role is to listen, support and signpost suitable services to colleagues who may be struggling with their mental health. They also raise awareness and promote mental wellbeing across the organisation through talks, presentations and ’60-minute mental health’ sessions.
Being a Mental Health Champion is the chance to use my own experience to help people who are struggling and helping them to realise they are not aloneWill Hunter Rowe
It is very rewarding to be a Mental Health Champion. Everyone is different and with a bit of kind support, most people are able to find their own way to manage any issues they may haveBernie Sheehan
Broadland has also joined more than 1,200 organisations across the UK who have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. It is very rewarding to be an MHC. Everyone is different and with a bit of kind support, most people are able to find their own way to manage any issues they may have
There is still a great deal of stigma around mental health, and often a lack of understanding of the issues. We want our staff to feel comfortable to be able to start conversations around mental health and are committed to supporting their wellbeing at work.Michael Newey, Chief Executive