SCA Wood UK are currently looking at and investing in the Mental Health and wellbeing of their employees. During their annual health & safety week, celebrating the awareness of safe working practices and employee wellbeing, SCA initiated discussions on mental health and invited colleagues to inform their managers on what would need to be included in an Employee Wellbeing policy that will be implemented in 2019.
During the week, SCA asked some local counsellors to visit site and invited employees to get some one-to-one advice on mental health issues and to spread the word that it is OK not to be OK. For SCA, employee wellbeing also includes physical health. Initiatives such as lunch time walks, and desk exercises were encouraged. Local gyms were invited in to give free health checks to employees and run some exercise classes to get the blood pumping.