Recognizing the extra pressure on its workforce thanks to ever growing parcel volumes, alongside other concerns created by the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Hermes UK has implemented a number of measures designed to support the mental health and well-being of its employees.
The operator states that at the heart of its program is a network of 72 volunteer ‘Mental Health Ambassadors’, who are being equipped with the tools, skills and ultimately the confidence to listen and talk with someone that may need support, as well as recognize behaviors that can positively and negatively affect worker well-being.
The company says is committed to providing a framework to raise awareness and address the stigma of poor mental health and signpost clear information on available support and guidance. Other initiatives include the creation of an online well-being hub as a social space, where people can find advice, support and share their own personal stories.
Jill Maples, HR director at Hermes UK, commented on the program, “Our vision is to create a great place to work – an environment where our people can grow, develop and reach their potential. As part of this commitment, we will focus on ensuring that everyone feels supported in looking after their own mental health as well as those around them. This is ever more important as we all continue to feel the impact of Covid-19 on almost every aspect of our lives.”