Leading SME funding provider, Reward Finance Group has launched a dedicated Wellness Team to provide wellbeing, first aid, mental health and menopause support for staff across its five UK regional locations.
A healthy and supported workforce is the foundation for success, and the team is poised to offer emotional support to all colleagues in need, helping to nurture a thriving workplace together.
The Wellness Team consists of 30 employees from across Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Scotland. This includes 12 mental health first aiders, 10 menopause champions and eight first aiders.
Group managing director for Reward, Nick Smith, said: “The formation of the new Wellness Team underlines our commitment to fostering a safe, inclusive and supportive work environment for all employees, so that our workforce feels supported and valued in all aspects of their lives.
“Our Wellness Team is made up of volunteers who have been equipped with the knowledge and skills to address a range of physical and mental health concerns. The team members have undergone extensive training, enabling them to provide immediate assistance, guidance, and support to their colleagues in times of need.”
The mental health first aiders are equipped to offer emotional support and guidance to employees facing mental health challenges, offering a compassionate ear and helping individuals access professional support if required.
Reward’s menopause champions focus on understanding and addressing the unique physical and emotional needs of individuals going through menopause and will provide a safe and confidential space for discussions, offer guidance on managing symptoms and connect employees with relevant resources to help them navigate this transitional phase.
The first aiders have been trained to assess the situation, administer basic first aid and guide individuals toward appropriate medical care when necessary.