SBFM reinforces wellbeing pledge with Mental Health at Work Commitment

SBFM reinforces wellbeing pledge with Mental Health at Work Commitment

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SBFM has signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, further demonstrating the company’s devotion to prioritising and taking meaningful action to support the wellbeing of colleagues.

By signing the commitment, which provides a framework to help promote employee wellbeing, SBFM has pledged to develop a workplace environment and culture that promotes positive staff welfare and achieves better mental health outcomes for colleagues.

Developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, leading employers and trade organisations, the Mental Health at Work Commitment provides a simple framework for employers who recognise the importance of promoting staff wellbeing.

This framework sets out six clear standards based on what best practice has shown is needed to make a difference and better equip employers to create an environment where employees can thrive.

As part of these standards, SBFM has pledged several key actions, including ensuring all managers are mental first aid trained, and providing on-demand wellbeing and mental health support programmes via its employee benefits app, Bravo Benefits.

This is in addition to extensive training and development programmes designed to support the health and wellbeing of SBFM employees.

The business already provides financial wellbeing education courses, innovative app-based programmes to build mental fitness levels, and English language support for international employees to improve communication and boost confidence inside and outside of the workplace.

“Mental health does not discriminate, it affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, which is why SBFM is committed to establishing a robust framework and support network for all our valued employees. This latest pledge reinforces the company’s ongoing efforts to create a work culture which actively supports the health and wellbeing of our diverse team, breaks down stigmas around mental health and addresses any work-related causes of poor mental health. In turn, supporting our people both in and out of the workplace.”

Kelly Dolphin, Learning and Social Impact Director at SBFM

With a survey by CV Library finding that 14.1% of workers consider themselves to have a mental health problem, increasing to 26.9% amongst under 18s, there is a growing need to support mental health in the workplace.

In signing the Mental Health at Work Commitment, SBFM joins a growing movement of over 1,000 organisations including: Avon Cosmetics, B&Q, Barclays Bank, BT, Bupa UK, Deloitte UK, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Historic England, Marks and Spencer, Pets at Home, Santander UK, Save the Children UK and many more.

For more information, visit: https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/commitment/