Today is Time to Talk Day, and at Frazer-Nash, our employees have been encouraged to join together and start conversations about mental health, recognising that the most powerful support can start with a simple question: ‘how are you, really?’
The theme of this year’s Time to Talk Day is ‘The Power of Small’ – representing the big impact that a small conversation can have on someone’s wellbeing. Now, more than ever, we need to support each other to stay safe and well – whilst we have quite literally taken our work home with us, since March of last year.
At Frazer-Nash, we encourage honest discussions about how we’re doing and how we’re feeling – particularly during these challenging times. Whilst it is a well-known statistic that 1 in 4 people suffer with a mental health issue, with the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, now more than ever, we need to support each other to stay safe and well.
In the summer of 2020, we signed the Time to Change Pledge. Since then we have recruited three trained mental health champions internally, and we’re in the process of developing training to help build our support team. We have plans to extend our training to managers across the business – giving them the knowledge and tools to ensure the wellbeing of their teams.
This year, we have an ongoing programme of wellbeing webinars which our employee can attend, on a range of issues related to both mental and physical wellbeing.
Two of our key values as a business are that ‘we care’ and ‘we want to do things that matter’, and we live by these values every day. Making a range of resources available to our employees at Frazer-Nash, both in the UK and Australia, which aim to support mental health and wellbeing.