The Bank of England signed up for Wellbeing in the Workplace so that staff could complete the mental health training in and around their work schedules.
"With over 4000 colleagues working across the breadth of the Bank’s roles and activities, wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds. In particular however, the creation of the Mental Health Network (MHN) five years ago prompted more discussion and debate around how best to support colleagues in the mental wellbeing space.
“Despite having introduced numerous in-house training courses on mental health within the Bank, sometimes for busy colleagues in fast paced roles it can be daunting to take a lot of time out of their day to complete it. Wellbeing in the Workplace offers the opportunity to introduce a tool that is flexible - the concise and modular nature will mean that each colleague can find a suitable time to complete the training at a pace that works for them. The Bank practices flexible working, so it seems a great fit to introduce a tool which compliments that so well.
“The Bank of England was keen to take part in Wellbeing in the Workplace because it builds upon the strong foundation we have developed on providing a supportive and understanding workplace where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work. The tool will hopefully encourage discussion, and improve understanding on how to talk about mental health.
“We will be formally launching Wellbeing in the Workplace at the Bank of England on the 17th May 2018 during the Mental Health Network’s bi-annual open meeting, which falls within Mental Health Awareness Week. We hope that during a time where particular focus is drawn on the importance of ending stigma around mental health, the roll out of the tool will be poignant.
“Having seen Wellbeing in the Workplace already, I am personally very excited to see it be introduced to the Bank – it is easy to use, sleek and powerful – a wonderful combination for an important learning tool which I can envisage making an impact on colleagues around us.”