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
You may have noticed recently that there are more and more articles in the press about mental health and about it growing as a health issue across society. However, it can still be easy not to notice when those around us could be struggling.
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.
Calling on the right resources to support someone struggling with performance and stress can be tricky – but it’s a crucial thing to do.
We all know that mental wellbeing is important and that line managers have responsibilities to support employees – but where to start?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week is Deaf Awareness Week and Enabling, our disability employee resource group, is taking the opportunity to raise awareness of hearing loss.
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.
National Grid is leading the way in supporting line managers in their role to transform employees’ mental 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.
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.
We provide a range of services and resources to support the mental wellbeing of those who work at National Grid.
The Employee Assistance Programme helpline is there to support you on a range of issues, including concerns about mental wellbeing.
Through our Academy Learning Directory, you can access training courses for developing personal ‘Resilience’ and to learn about ‘Mental Health First Aid’.
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.
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.
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 […]
We continue to develop our programmes to support and educate our management teams and employees on mental wellbeing and stress management issues.
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 […]
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.
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 […]