Health & Wellbeing

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We recognise that good health and wellbeing underpins everything we do. Our role is to support the business and our colleagues by:

  • Minimising the risk of Work/specific job roles causing ill-health.
  • We proactively manage ill health and where possible contribute to a speedy return to health/work.
  • We support the delivery of proactive programmes designed to reduce the risk of ill-health and promote good physical and mental health.

We have a number of core services which can be accessed by National Grid employees. They are:

  • Occupational Health
  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Mental Health
  • Heart Health
  • Cancer Awareness

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

Happy New Year! After the mince pies and festivities of the Christmas period, many of us will be making resolutions about our fitness or maybe considering a healthier eating plan … and perhaps taking part in the Take 5 challenge.

Managing employees through performance and stress

Managing employees through performance and stress

Calling on the right resources to support someone struggling with performance and stress can be tricky – but it’s a crucial thing to do.

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

We all know that mental wellbeing is important and that line managers have responsibilities to support employees – but where to start?

Straight Talk – Dr Greg Irons

Straight Talk – Dr Greg Irons

As the Company Medical Advisor, my primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of everyone that works at National Grid. It’s imperative that we have the right safeguards in place to prevent accidents caused by individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Keeping us all safe – new UK drugs and alcohol policy

Keeping us all safe – new UK drugs and alcohol policy

Safety is a top priority for us – we take our responsibilities seriously and are always looking to find better ways of protecting the safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, customers and the public.

Top tips for safety in the sun

Top tips for safety in the sun

The sun’s out at last so it’s a great time to remember how to stay safe in the sun. Read these top tips on staying safe – particularly if you’re an outdoor worker.

Chairman’s awards: reducing sickness absence and making your voice heard

Chairman’s awards: reducing sickness absence and making your voice heard

An initiative to reduce sickness absence and the efforts of one person to make their voice heard about mental wellbeing are the finalists in the health and wellbeing category.

Are you hearing loss aware?

Are you hearing loss aware?

This week is Deaf Awareness Week and Enabling, our disability employee resource group, is taking the opportunity to raise awareness of hearing loss.

Straight Talk – Neil Pullen

Straight Talk – Neil Pullen

I’m hoping that you won’t have missed the significant communications and other activities we have made over the last few years, raising awareness around mental wellbeing.

Line managers in the spotlight on Time to Talk day

Line managers in the spotlight on Time to Talk day

National Grid is leading the way in supporting line managers in their role to transform employees’ mental wellbeing.

Five ways to wellbeing

Five ways to wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions that promote wellbeing; simple things that individuals can do in their everyday lives.

Mental wellbeing: support for managers

Mental wellbeing: support for managers

As a manager, you are vital to maintaining a healthy and high-performing workforce but, when it comes to mental wellbeing, you may want some help.

Mental wellbeing: resources to help you

Mental wellbeing: resources to help you

We provide a range of services and resources to support the mental wellbeing of those who work at National Grid.

Mental wellbeing assistance

Mental wellbeing assistance

The Employee Assistance Programme helpline is there to support you on a range of issues, including concerns about mental wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Through our Academy Learning Directory, you can access training courses for developing personal ‘Resilience’ and to learn about ‘Mental Health First Aid’.

Time to talk over a cuppa!

Time to talk over a cuppa!

Get involved with Time to Talk day on Thursday, 5 February: ‘Take 5 minutes on the 5th’ to chat with someone about mental health over a cuppa.

Occupational health

Occupational health

Health & Wellbeing provides Occupational health services for all staff. Both managers and employees can refer into our occupational health team who can provide the appropriate advice and support.

Musculoskeletal health

Musculoskeletal health

Another well used health and wellbeing service is our physiotherapy help line.  This service is simple, if you have a new injury (Not currently being treated) that is impacting on your ability to work, or causing discomfort in work, then simply call the Physio helpline who will take you through a series of questions that […]

Mental health

Mental health

We continue to develop our programmes to support and educate our management teams and employees on mental wellbeing and stress management issues.

Heart health

Heart health

In the UK our Cardiovascular Risk programme is developed around our network of health kiosks, which allow users to calculate their cardiovascular risk and where required, users can access health surveillance medicals Our Heart Age campaign is simple, we want as many people as possible to: Know their Heart Age, including understanding whether they need […]

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme offers a  confidential advice line that covers a whole breadth of issues from emotional support right through to legal, debt advice and even relationship counselling.  Like the physio line this service can lead to face to face support.  

Cancer awareness

Cancer awareness

In partnership with our community team lead employee chosen charity partnership with Macmillan we are currently: Reviewing how we can integrate cancer awareness into our existing health services/programmes. Delivering a number of lifestyle related fundraising events, which are associated with a decreased risk of certain cancers, such as: Weight loss – £4LB (team weight loss […]