How has OpenUp changed things at the company?
We carry out a monthly staff survey where we ask questions related to various topics, including health and wellbeing. We’re able to draw some key insights from these surveys, since we have an 80% participation rate across our 400+employees. Since collaborating with OpenUp, our eNPS in health and wellbeing has risen substantially. And, during months when usage is particularly high, we see a corresponding increase in employee satisfaction. It’s clear that we have something to offer in this department and, that alone, makes a difference in people’s minds.
To what extent do you support employees with their mental health alongside OpenUp?
Our flexible working hours model has a very positive effect on the mental health of our employees. Many of us make use of these flexible working hours and it allows us to organise our free time better. As a result of the remote-working opportunities we offer, including workcations, it’s very easy to look after ourselves and, for example, attend doctor’s appointments.
What does mental health mean to you?
To me, mental health means freedom. I believe that when you feel good, you’re also freer in your mind and make different decisions to those that you would when facing a mental health challenge. Mental health also means being on the right track mentally and having the freedom to do the things I enjoy.
What do you do for your own mental health?
I always make sure that I have a good work-life balance and spend my free time doing things that I know are good for me. I take my dog for plenty of walks outside and make sure I get a lot of fresh air. Fresh air is good for the mind and I’ve always been an advocate of getting out and about.