The Bridge Renewal Trust, positive about Mental Health and Wellbeing

Posted by: Jenny Carter on August,8th,2018

Over the past two years the Bridge Renewal Trust has been offering greater levels of support to the Community & Voluntary sector in Haringey and working closely with Haringey Council to identify and harness community-based assets.

Whilst we are delighted with our performance, it is important that we continue to promote staff wellbeing which featured prominently at our recent staff away day..

At the away day, staff took part in some mindfulness and stress busting exercises. This led onto a very proactive conversation amongst the staff which has brought about the following improvements:
• The Bridge has undertaken a full policy review to ensure our policies and procedure surpass best practice and encourage an open and honest environment for all staff to feel confident to discuss their wellbeing and mental health at work.
• We’ve incorporated a new bespoke Mental Health & Wellbeing policy and procedure, this sets out how we will keep Wellbeing on the agenda during staff meetings, supervisions etc.
• Our senior managers are being trained in Mental Health & Wellbeing Management in the Workplace. We’ll then roll this out to our staff team.
• We’re surveying our staff to get their direct feedback on how they feel about their mental health and wellbeing at work, and what can be done to improve it.
• We are in the process of submitting our “action plan” to the Time to Change Employers Pledge

At the Bridge we know that anyone working in the community and voluntary sector can often be under pressure at work and that’s why we think Mental Health & Wellbeing matter, so we’ll keep talking about it, encouraging others to do so and stand up to stigma in all it’s forms, because, Mental Health Matters.


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