Momentum Transport Consultancy, the London-based integrated transport consultancy, has today announced that it has become a Mindful Employer signatory.
The Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
A wide range of employers from all over the UK are involved in the initiative which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and assistance from other employers.
Roy McGowan, Managing Director at Momentum said: “We try to take a positive and proactive approach to the wellbeing and mental health of our whole team, with initiatives including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and training two of our staff as Mental Health First Aiders – enabling them to have a confidential conversation with anyone in the team who feels like they are struggling with their mental health. In the past year we’ve also really appreciated the support of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust whose clinical psychologists have visited our offices to lead two training sessions for our staff on pressure and resilience, and perfectionism as part of their C&I Wellbeing outreach programme.
““Looking ahead we will be adopting and adapting the Mindful Employer Charter’s principles. The Charter also gives us access to a wealth of useful information about mental health and how to handle situations that may arise at work, which we believe is really important in empowering our staff who have supervisory responsibilities to spot potential issues and help others who may need some support.”
Momentum is a leading integrated, people-first transport consultancy. Founded in 2012 the company creates transport strategies and solutions that inform, integrate with and are integral to every aspect of the built environment today and for the future. Focusing on the emerging, universal and critical issues facing development Momentum works with clients to address the multi-faceted challenges of the industry and to create forward-looking solutions. The company’s three core areas of specialism in planning, insight & analytics and engineering are bound together by a shared vision to improve the environments we live, work and play in.
The company works in markets including commercial, cultural and heritage, education, major events, masterplanning, public realm, residential, retail and stadia and venues.
For more information visit www.momentum-transport.com
About Mindful Employer
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
More information at www.mindfulemployer.net
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