The last twelve months have been tough for individuals and businesses alike, with the impact on our mental health being harder than ever before.
While businesses have worked to ensure their employees are supported in the workplace charities have also seen demand increase.
Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project – Lamp – has been working with businesses across the region to put together wellbeing assets to enable them to fully support their employees.
Suz Everitt sits on their steering committee and has long been a campaigner of the charity as well as supporting committee members where she can. Suz is an advocate for the positive way Mattioli Woods has worked to provide a successful wellbeing department. Suz has also advised fellow members of the Lamp steering committee and the wider local business community on practices they could be implementing in their own businesses.
Speaking after receiving the award - Recognising Acts of Kindness in the Workplace: delivering a mental health and wellbeing strategy – Suz said, “although all businesses should promote wellbeing in the workplace, this has never been more important or meaningful than now. Lamp has been recognised not just as a charity that prides itself on the free to access, self-referral support it provides to members of the community but also that it supports businesses to help them with their wellbeing programmes. The recently launched Lamp Business Club is also testament to the charity working with and alongside Leicestershire and Rutland organisations.”
Lamp helps support mental health first aiders in the workplace and you can find out more via their website.