We have committed to a ‘Year of Wellness’ to ensure our team have the right support and tools to manage their wellbeing.
At Zenergi, our team’s mental wellbeing is one of our top priorities. Whether it is inside, or outside of work, we want our Zen Family to feel assured that they have the right support in times of need, to improve and maintain physical, mental, and financial wellness. As part of this commitment, we have many resources and specialised training in place to build a workplace that is educated, understanding and open about mental health.
We work with the mental health charity, Mind, to deliver specialised training to all our managers and leadership team. An open-door policy is rooted in our Zen culture and having this additional specialist training, means our managers are even more equipped to care for our teams’ needs during difficult times.
Our internal wellness buddies are also trained by Mind and the British Red Cross, to act as a port of call throughout our offices. If a team member needs to get something off their chest, they can contact a wellness buddy to confide in. Our buddies are trained to be a shoulder to lean on and listen, because a problem shared, is a problem halved!
Employee Assistance Programme
Our Employee Assistance Programme offers the team immediate access to 24-hour telephone counselling and legal information services, provided by an independent health and wellbeing provider. Experienced and qualified telephone counsellors provide around the clock support to help our team with a wide range of personal and work-related problems in areas such as relationship difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, stress, family worries, alcohol/drug abuse and financial concerns.
Wellness Action Plan
The Wellness Action Plan is inspired by Mary Ellen Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®): an evidence-based system used worldwide by people to manage their mental health. The WAPs are a personalised, practical tool for our team to use, whether we have a mental health problem or not, it is there to help us identify what keeps us well at work, what causes us to become unwell, and how to address a mental health problem at work should you be experiencing one.
Mental Health Awareness Week
To show our support during Mental Health Awareness Week, lots of the team participated in ‘Wear It Green’ to help end the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace. For each person that wore green, we made a donation to the Mental Health Foundation’s programmes. Those who wore green were also entered into a competition to win a fruit box! Picked at random, our lucky winners from each office were…
Chilworth – Jack Ryves
Colchester – Myfanwy Osbourne
Chorley – Jodie-Lee Billington Straker
Bradford on Avon – Annie Robins
Gloucester – Claire Randall
Brierley Hill – Callum Blakemore
DB Group – Alasdair Mason
Check out our very green team…