At Andron, we believe in the importance of showing compassion to ourselves and each other. It’s imperative to us that we foster an environment in which our employees have access to resources that provide guidance and support towards their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing needs.
The unfolding of recent global events has been a catalyst for dramatic change and ultimately our focus has shifted towards supporting each other through difficult times, learning new ways to cope, and breaking down barriers and social stigmas related to mental health. The health and wellbeing of our employees at work is our highest priority and we are always looking for ways we can enhance the support we provide.
Mental Health First Aiders
A vital part of our workplace culture at Andron is for our staff to feel empowered in approaching the subject of mental health. As part of this initiative, we have several Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) available to all employees across our company, ensuring that employees always have the support they need.
Our MHFA’s are a point of contact if our employees, or someone they are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. They are there to listen non-judgementally and hold supportive conversations. Our MHFA’s are not therapists or psychiatrists but they are there to give initial support and signpost to appropriate help if required.
All of our employees have direct access to our MHFA’s through MyAndron, our internal employee app. MyAndron also includes an area dedicated to employee health and wellbeing with advice, guidance and support, and we ensure regular communication with additional wellbeing tips such as home workout ideas and healthy eating advice.
Access to Work Programme
Andron has also teamed up with an Access to Work programme, a free and confidential service that provides professional mental health support to those who need it, helping employees to cultivate new tools to deal with issues concerning their mental health.
There’s no charge to use the service and, over nine months, support from this service can help employees who are struggling learn how to take care of themselves so they can feel more able to tackle issues, feel better and learn new ways to manage their mental health throughout the ups and downs of life.
Furthermore, we provide Mental Health Awareness training to all managers, allowing them to better understand mental health in the workplace and provide support to employees who may be suffering.
Support from both Andron’s mental health and wellbeing services are free of charge and available over the phone, video calls and through email. There’s no waiting list and it’s completely confidential.