Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

UK | May

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

We’re really proud of the initiatives we have in place to support our colleagues’ mental health at Vanquis, so we thought we’d share a few with you for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek:

We’ve launched the Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) Programme where 42 colleagues have been trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue and to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.

The introduction of our partnership with the Bank Workers Charity to offer training to our people managers on how they can promote positive mental health in workplace.  Furthermore, BWC can support our colleagues and their families with information, advice and expert support, adding an extra layer beyond our existing Employee Assistance Programme.

We’re piloting Thrive Mental Wellbeing (the only NHS approved mental health app) that colleagues can download for free and take steps to promote and maintain their mental health, as well as manage stress.

We raised £2,500 for Mind charity through a Christmas social media campaign ft. our senior leadership team’s rendition of Do They Know It’s Christmas! 

We supported the Time To Talk campaign in February by encouraging colleagues to take some time out of their working day to connect and have a conversation about mental health. It was all about bringing together the right ingredients, whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we got talking about 'What do you think makes a good conversation about mental health?'

Mental Health is so important and continues to be a huge focus for Vanquis's social initiatives in 2019.

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