Supporting our colleagues

Suzie Poyser, Wellbeing Manager, shares the work we do to support our colleagues.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is loneliness.

During what’s been a strange and difficult two years, loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK. This year’s theme aims to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.

Mental health support at NCHA

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is very important to us at NCHA. We have a series of support on offer including:

  • A healthcare cash plan which includes a free 24-hour helpline and counselling service
  • Trialling a new in-house counselling service 
  • Wellbeing Champions, a group of colleagues who are qualified Mental Health First Aiders and happy to talk to anyone who would like their support
  • Family friendly policies and generous annual leave packages
  • Diversity Champions to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is engrained in everything that we do.

Supporting each other

We’ll be using Mental Health Awareness Week as an opportunity to check in with each other and share our stories. As an organisation we want to reduce the stigma around loneliness and mental health.

Across our social media channels we will be sharing tips and resources for tackling loneliness, and talking about the support we offer to our customers. Follow us to find out more.