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Employee Support, Swindon Mindful Employment Network and Charity of The Year

Help For Your Employees – Employee Support Packages 

Wellbeing Appointments

Telephone or Video Wellbeing Appointments which offers
• One to one appointments for people to develop wellbeing plans based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing
• Exploring what is currently going on for them and how they are managing their mental health
• Working through a wellbeing plan with a review appointment
• Person centred support with option to complete Wellness Recovery Action Plan
• Solution focused approach supporting people to identify their own strengths and skills to aid recovery or help maintain their wellbeing

Counselling Sessions 

One-to-one integrated counselling sessions via telephone or video call. Once counselling has ended, clients are encouraged to use their coping strategies and skills they have developed during their therapy.

To discuss building a bespoke package to suit your organisations needs please contact yazmintaylor@sgmind.org.uk

Charity of The Year

Nominating us as your Charity of the Year is a unique opportunity to bring your staff together and demonstrate your company’s commitment to making a difference. Mental health affects us all and the chances are you and your employees have dealt with a mental health problem or know someone who has.

MIND is a nationally-recognised and trusted charity. Choose us and you’ll make a huge difference to our community.

Your business will also benefit from our years of knowledge and expertise in mental health. We will work with you and tailor our support to your requirements, support your staff with fundraising resources and tips and help you attract positive press coverage. Depending on what type of fundraising event you are planning we can provide the following:

  • Leaflets and mental health information
  • T-Shirts
  • Collection boxes
  • Balloons

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to choose Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind as your charity of the year.

Phone 07592379013 or send an email to yazmintaylor@sgmind.org.uk

Mindful Employers Network

This network is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing in your workplace or business and we welcome representatives of employers from all sectors.

The network sees an increase in attendance at events year on year concluding that mental health and well-being remains a top priority for employers.

The network has produced some memorable events and awareness sessions since its formation in February 2008.  Topics involving managing stress, resilience, bereavement, Asperger syndrome, employee engagement and absenteeism are among the many issues addressed at regular free meetings – which affords the opportunity for local businesses of various sectors and sizes to share experience and best practice. With generous support, the network meets at top class venues such as the Swindon Marriott, Jurys Inn Swindon and Nationwide House and is now viewed as one of the largest active business groups in Swindon.

Due to COVID19 we are currently running events virtually via zoom. 

If you are a Swindon or Wotton Bassett Business and are interested in joining the network please contact smen@sgmind.org.uk

The next SMEN event is the 6th February 2021.

A word from the MEN Chair:

Melanie Richens who is the independent volunteer Chair of the Mindful Employers Network feels that the issues of wellbeing and the association with business performance is catching the attention of many employers in the town.  “I am constantly surprised by the interest in this initiative. We used to get over 100 delegates at our annual conferences – now it is not uncommon to get that number at our regular meetings. It seems to me that regardless of which way the economy is heading – mental health and wellbeing policies are becoming entrenched in the management culture of very many employers locally. This is great news for employees, business success and the positive reputation of the town moving forward.”

Events Calendar

Have a look at some of the Fundraising and events we have going on at the moment!

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