The BCF and Brighter Berkshire Workplace Mental Health Award, sponsored by the Cardinal Clinic and the Institute of Directors, was won by The Fourfront Group.
A key focus for the Fourfront Group Wellbeing Programme this year has been striving to battle the stigma associated with mental health and discrimination around it. To promote mental health in the workplace, they have an online Wellbeing Forum where they regularly post articles on the intranet discussing these issues. It also includes a communal chat section where both senior members of staff and employees have shared their stories and experiences facilitating an active conversation around wellbeing and proactive ways to combat life’s stresses. Strategic Wellbeing Champions have been trained to support their colleagues and meet regularly in each location to drive wellbeing initiatives such as activities to celebrate World Mental Health Day 10th October which included massages, mindfulness exercises and a video campaign #itsoktotalk.
Group HR Director, Pippa Savory said: “I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of Fourfront Group. We started our journey just a few months ago in striving to remove the stigma of mental health in the workplace. It is an honour to receive such recognition when we feel that we have so much more to achieve in this arena. Culture is king at Fourfront Group and it is our belief that the mental wellbeing of our staff plays a key part in making our company one of the best to work for.”
WINNER: Fourfront Group
Second: Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Third: Seymour Taylor
- Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
- Wilsons Life