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Amey launches Mates in Mind partnership to support employee wellbeing

Leading public service provider, Amey, has partnered with mental health charity, Mates in Mind, to promote positive mental wellbeing across the business.

Mates in Mind, established to tackle the challenges of mental ill-health specifically within the construction sector, will help Amey drive positive change for both its employees and the industry.

The partnership will enable Amey to roll out a comprehensive, bespoke mental health and wellbeing programme that will include all employee mental health awareness training, as well as people manager training, to provide vital guidance and support when it comes to managing mental health within the workplace.

Taking proactive steps to address mental health in the workplace has never been more important as everyone continues to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic. Taking steps towards building a thriving workplace and a positive mental health culture that supports all employee’s mental wellbeing is essential.

Emma Shakespeare, Amey’s Group Wellbeing Manager, said: “By implementing a comprehensive programme, we are encouraging a positive mental health culture that supports every employee’s mental wellbeing. We hope that as the training will provide a better understanding of mental health issues and how to address them, everyone at Amey will feel supported in better managing their own wellbeing and that of others across the business. We are incredibly proud of the role our employees play across the country and it’s important we look after them in every way we can.”

James Rudoni, Managing Director of Mates in Mind, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amey as the latest major employer to join Mates in Mind and create a mentally healthy workplace that will ensure vital advice, guidance and support is there to help individuals take control of their mental wellbeing.”

Amey has also recently introduced Wellbeing Wednesdays, which give employees the opportunity to focus on a different wellbeing topic each month and normalises the conversation around wellbeing. Amey has also launched a wellbeing podcast that supplements its wellbeing hub, that acts as a one-stop shop for wellbeing and mental health resources – including support on financial, physical, social and workplace wellbeing.

All of Amey’s wellbeing initiatives are supported by a large network of Wellbeing Ambassadors and Mental Health First Aiders from the business that receive ongoing training, development and support to enable them to have the confidence and skills to deal effectively with whatever situations they are faced with.

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