Promoting staff wellbeing
We have recently signed up to The Printing Charity Helpline, in place to provide practical, emotional and financial support for those working in our industry.
The Printing Charity is the only dedicated charity for people in the print, paper, packaging, publishing and graphics sector, helping to navigate through life’s challenges as well as championing emerging talent. It is a benevolent charity that has been in existence for almost 200 years.
The free helpline offers support 365 days a year with access to counsellors regarding emotional issues, 24 hours a day.
“Being a family owned and run business, the senior management team understand that life encompasses many issues that are not work-related and that it is important for staff to have someone to go to for support and advice,” says Caroline Rigby, our HR Manager.
The confidential Printing Charity Helpline provides peace of mind knowing that all our staff have somewhere to turn. Employees have embraced this scheme as it is confidential and nothing is fed back to the company, their employer.
The helpline can provide access to information and advises on areas including:
- Family and Personal
- Personal Finance
It fits well with our other wellbeing support initiatives that include discounted access to Simply Health, a cash back health care scheme, whereby you can claim back money spent on glasses, dentist, physio, osteopath and other items. Employees can also include their families in this scheme and children under 18 are free and have the same full allowances.
Looking after mental wellbeing, as well as physical wellbeing of employees and their families is incredibly important and the addition of this Helpline service offers peace of mind. Staff that are happy and healthy are more productive, and more able to provide support to others who may be struggling.
The Printing Charity also runs a Rising Star Awards programme for people aged 18-30, where every year winners receive grants of up to £1500 to invest in career development and grow their future potential in the print business.
We continue to seek and trial new initiatives to further develop our health and wellbeing offering for staff.