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Network launches series of mental wellbeing initiatives for staff

20 May 2020

Openwork is supporting its staff with a series of initiatives and activities to promote the importance of mental and physical wellbeing during lockdown.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the financial advice and investment network is providing mental health first aiders throughout the firm with enhanced training to help them support staff working from home.

Activities include virtual yoga lessons and virtual ‘lunch and learn’ events which will host wellbeing talks, while the firm is introducing initiatives such as “no email mornings”, with employees encouraged to speak to one another directly rather than over email.

Openwork is also encouraging staff to use its premium subscription to meditation app Calm.

Carrie Morris, chief people officer, Openwork, said: “In these highly unusual times it’s even more important that colleagues keep safe and well and seek support when needed. That is why we are providing additional training to our Mental Health First Aiders and running a range of initiatives to remind colleagues of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing.

“Mental Health Awareness Week is a good time to stop and consider how we are all feeling right now and as we all continue to adjust to being virtual colleagues, it is more important than ever that we plan our own time and make work, work for us.”

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