Mental health affects around 1 in 4 of us at some point in our lives, yboo takes this seriously. We have taken the following pledges to talk about mental health and promote a safe working environment for our employees. Our working environment allows employees to talk freely and safely about mental health.
Every Wednesday a series of hints and tips are sent out to all of our employees on ways to look after their physical and mental wellbeing. Whether it is a technique on how to be calm or methods to increase physical activity in the office, there’s plenty to read!
We are becoming mental health first aiders
We’ve given our employees the opportunity to become emergencies first aiders, now we’re providing them with mental health awareness training. This will cover, recognising conditions, managing stress and being able to support mental health within the workplace. It is important that the entire team is given the opportunity to help one another when it comes to mental health.
Fresh fruit for all
We asked what everyone’s favourite fruit was and next we had our own fruit selection within the office! Fruit not only promotes healthy eating, but it allows yboo employees to take that all-important break from the screen and stretch the legs! Helping our physical and mental wellbeing. From grapes to apples, to bananas and oranges there is a fruit for everyone.
Mental health is embedded into our culture
When yboo started to think of employee benefits, people were at the heart of the organisation. We have provided employees with the opportunity to work flexibly, sometimes even at home! The promotion of taking regular breaks from the screen and walking around the office or to get some fresh air is another helper to a stronger mental health. We also have a dog friendly office, we are able to bring our pooches in and have some puppy therapy, what is better than cuddling a cute pooch?
Space to chat
In the vibrant new plans, there is space set aside to have some time away from our desks. Whether it is for a quick ten minutes reading, colouring or chatting – it is key time away from the screen. There is even space to have a group yoga session!
Future of our employees
Despite all the above initiatives, yboo still has big plans for the future. We want employees to perform to the best of their ability. yboo is providing the tools to talk and manage mental health better. Together we can help one another.