We are signatories to the Mental Health at Work Commitment and an accredited Mindful Employer. We’ve embedded the Mental Health at Work Commitment six standards in the way we operate, committing to prioritising staff wellbeing in all that we do. We want to ensure that we create an environment where employees feel supported and can thrive and know where to find resources and help.

We have implemented a Wellbeing Programme which incorporates a calendar of activities to improve mental and physical wellbeing; including Lunch & Learns around topics such as Financial Fitness and physical challenges to not only get the heart rate up but to also raise money for charity.

Wellbeing hub

We have created a Wellbeing hub which is hosted on our intranet, which provides details of our action plan relating to the Mental Health at Work six standards and our constantly evolving approach to wellbeing, a library of resources to provide staff with support information, phone numbers and support charities, HR Policies which support wellbeing, and other tips on staying mentally healthy at work.

Wellness Action Plans

To ensure staff have the space to talk and share their concerns, we conduct one-to-one sessions with workers to discuss their wellbeing and support as necessary. We also conduct quarterly engagement surveys to enable workers to feedback on their general wellbeing to inform and shape our future initiatives. We encourage staff to carry out Wellness Action Plans, either independently or in collaboration with their manager to allow them to spot or signpost signs of poor mental health and seek the right support.

Mental Health First Aiders

We have trained Mental Health First Aiders to support the workforce and ensure we create a more positive workplace culture and removing the stigma around poor mental health. These MHFAs encourage conversation around mental health, recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to the appropriate support.

Welfare Governance Processes

For staff based on client site, our established welfare governance processes include distributed Best Practices around Communication, Collaboration and Culture, strengthening our delivery model and ensuring all consultants work to RPS’ Professional Standards, a key element of which is open collaboration. Our goal is to provide the best possible support to allocated resource against RPS led projects for our clients.

Social Value Charters

Driving forward our Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance strategy and policies continues to be a key focus for Reed Professional Services and we are equally committed to supporting our clients’ social value agendas. We create contract specific Social Value Charters, which will include measurable targets to drive both the commitments that are important to our client, together with other wider social value commitments across our supply chain; both in how we create new partnerships and how we nurture existing ones.