Here at Hastings we aim to do the right thing for our colleagues and their wellbeing is a big part of this. We want to make sure our colleagues have the right advice, education and support available so they are healthier, happier and stronger inside and outside of the workplace. Our Wellbeing champions help support the programme and ensure colleagues are kept up to date with the latest events and initiatives.
Meet Nikki, a Wellbeing champion based at our head office in Bexhill. Here she tells us more about the wellbeing programme at Hastings and how she supports her peers around the business.
Why did you become a champion?
I became a Wellbeing champion to raise awareness of the help that is available to colleagues, and to encourage others to talk about mental health.
What are your highlights of the Wellbeing programme so far?
The highlights for me have been the amazing response from colleagues and leaders on all things Wellbeing, and seeing brave people feeling confident in speaking out on a wide range of wellbeing topics.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Getting more colleagues involved in the wellbeing programme and the activities, and seeing what great ideas we can come up with to improve it for the next 12 months.
How do you support your department as Wellbeing champion?
I support my colleagues within the department by reminding the teams to talk about wellbeing and any issues that may be affecting them. I also remind them of events and activities coming up and how they can get involved.
What's your top wellbeing tip?
Talk! It can sometimes to be hard to express ourselves, so make sure you reach out to friends and family and don’t shut yourself away.
To find out more about what we offer our colleagues, click here.