Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK has announced its inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week 9-13 October, 2017, in collaboration with Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity. The event is occasioned by World Mental Health Day which takes place today (10 October).
EMCOR UK initiated a three-year collaboration with Mind, commencing January 2017, to raise awareness, promote understanding, and provide support to the company’s employees about mental health and wellbeing.
In May 2017, 70+ EMCOR UK staff members volunteered to become company Mind Champions responsible for raising funds and awareness to fellow employees located throughout the UK at a large number of customer and EMCOR UK locations.
EMCOR UK has an on-going, bi-monthly campaign amongst its employees to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health and provide Mind helpline phone numbers.
In support of EMCOR UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the company has organised a wide range of fun and interactive fundraising activities for its 4,000 employees, including an Office Olympic Challenge, Cake Bake Sale, and Team Talks.
The company will additionally provide its employees within and across the numerous places they work in the UK with tips, information, advice, and support each day throughout the week with the objective of further raising awareness regarding the importance of being keenly aware of and looking after their mental health.
A dedicated telephone helpline for EMCOR UK employees has been introduced alongside the recruitment of EMCOR UK Mind Champions and trained mental health staff to lead the programme and host a series of EMCOR UK Mind Days across the UK.
Chris Kehoe, Group Executive Director, EMCOR UK, is leading the collaboration with Mind and commented: “EMCOR UK is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mind and help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing within its workplaces. Our collaboration with Mind is part of a wider Wellbeing Programme we have developed to deliver a programme of information and activities designed to help advance good mental health practices.”