"I need to make sure that I manage my mental health in a really positive way through exercising, sleep, eating healthily, making sure that I’ve got a really good work-life balance. I’m probably stronger and mentally fitter than I’ve ever been, and that’s because of everything I’ve been through."

Sarah Tait
Branch Pilot Lead, Future Workplace
04 February 2021
3 min read

Sarah Tait on her mental health experiences

Video | 2 mins 39 secs

To acknowledge Time to Talk Day this year, in this video colleague Sarah Tait speaks about her experience with mental health difficulties and how she's recovered.

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How we support colleagues with their mental health and wellbeing

Our dedicated Group wellbeing team ensure that we have a range of mental health services and support in place for colleagues.

  • Free access to Headspace, the leading mindfulness and meditation app (over 14,500 colleagues have registered to date).
  • A network of over 1,800 mental health advocates who help to raise awareness and are trained to have supportive conversations and signpost people to appropriate support.
  • An online wellbeing tool providing a wealth of resources to help with wellbeing such as podcasts, articles and expert-led webinars. 
  • The employee assistance helpline which offers legal advice, professional counselling, advice on finances and debt, coaching, and support on a range of other issues.
  • A dedicated health and wellbeing support hub for those impacted in any way by coronavirus, with advice and resources on working from home, domestic abuse, finances, staying healthy and much more.
  • Bupa private medical cover to ensure colleagues have quick access to medical care when needed.
  • Agile working – we encourage and support colleagues to work flexibly for a better work/life balance.

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