As it’s World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10th October, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the ways Netpremacy helps its team look after their mental health. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. Here at Netpremacy, we aim to create a safe environment to talk about mental health and encourage openness on the subject.
Meet our Mental Health First Aiders
Jordan and Fraja took the MHFA England course to become fully certified mental health first aiders as they are both passionate about the subject. They support us at work when it comes to mental health by creating a safe space and just being there for those who need it.
“Netpremacy recognises that the wellbeing of the team is so important. We make sure that everyone in the business knows where to turn to if they need help, whether it’s work-related or not. We run regular lunch & learn sessions to help raise awareness, remove stigmas and generally educate on mental health. We also have a community on our intranet where we post useful resources like supporting organisations, blog posts, and upcoming webinars.” says Fraja.
One of the main ways Netpremacy helps employees is by being open and transparent about mental health at work. In the UK, 828,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety last year alone. Whenever someone new joins the team, they are introduced to our mental health first aiders, so they know exactly where to go if they need help. Outside of MHFA, people are encouraged to talk to their line managers if workloads become too much. Employees are also offered free private healthcare as part of the benefits package at Netpremacy, which includes mental health treatment.
As well as providing support for those with mental health concerns in the workplace, Netpremacy tries to make work a fun and enjoyable place to be, from little perks like free Deliveroo on a Friday to the many social events we run throughout the year. We also understand that having a good work-life balance is important, so the flexible working model we offer is just another way to help team members stay happy and healthy.
“It’s wonderful to work for a company that truly puts the wellbeing of the team at the heart of everything.” – Jordan Brown, Netpremacy
If you want to learn more about how to introduce mental health care into your organisation, we recommend the following resources:
- MHFA England
- Resources for workplaces
- Book a course
- The stress container
- NHS Mental Health
- BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Mind – Mental health charity