Following Mental Health Awareness Week, Central Co-op has announced the launch of its “We’ve Got You” wellbeing campaign. This initiative focuses on enhancing the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of its employees.

Central Co-op, a Society known for its community-centred approach, aims to significantly impact the lives of its staff through this campaign. “We’ve Got You” provides a range of support options tailored to the diverse needs of employees in various roles, including those in retail, funeral services, and the support centre.

The campaign offers an extensive array of resources via Central Co-op’s new online wellbeing centre. These resources are designed to help employees manage both professional and personal challenges, with many services accessible outside regular working hours.

Key features of the wellbeing centre include:

Mental Wellbeing

  • Guidance on accessing support at work and after hours
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Wellbeing champions who are Mental Health First Aiders
  • Three volunteering days per year

Work-Life Balance

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave policies
  • Menopause and fertility support initiatives
  • Hybrid working options
  • Workflex trial

Physical Wellbeing

  • Virtual GP services
  • Free annual health checks
  • Health cash plan
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Access to online exercise classes
  • Cycle to work scheme

To further support leadership, Central Co-op has collaborated with Liggy Webb, an award-winning presenter and author, to conduct a “Leading Wellbeing” webinar. This webinar aims to equip leaders with practical strategies to foster a culture of wellbeing across the organisation.

Sarah Dickins, Chief Member, Customer, and Colleague Officer at Central Co-op, stated:

At Central Co-op, we care about wellbeing. Our new ‘We’ve Got You’ campaign is about everything we do for our colleagues and their wellbeing. The campaign was originally created by and for our funeral colleagues as we know they have such unique roles. We’ve now looked at all roles across our Society and developed specific campaigns for each area of our business. Following feedback from our colleagues, we’ve also reorganised our Difference Maker hub, creating a Wellbeing Centre which makes it really easy for our colleagues to access all the resources whenever needed.

Sarah Dickins, Chief Member, Customer, and Colleague Officer at Central Co-op

The “We’ve Got You” campaign is available on Central Co-op’s Difference Maker Hub, a platform that offers resources, recognition, and rewards. Besides the wellbeing center, employees can access career development tools, a recognition wall, and exclusive discounts at various retailers.

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