At VGC we aim to promote and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of our staff.

We believe this is key to organisational success and sustainability.

Our goals

  • Build and maintain a workplace environment and culture that supports mental health, overall health and wellbeing, and prevents discrimination (including bullying and harassment)
  • Increase employee knowledge and awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and behaviours
  • Reduce stigma around depression and anxiety in the workplace
  • Develop a programme of initiatives for identified at-risk areas
  • Facilitate employees’ participation in initiatives that support wellbeing and mental health
  • Provide training and resources to deliver these initiatives
  • Provide support for those affected by wellbeing issues
  • Signpost people to Samaritans for help when appropriate.

Employees’ responsibility:

  • Support and contribute to providing a mentally healthy and supportive environment for all workers
  • Take reasonable care of their own mental health and wellbeing, including physical health
  • Take reasonable care that their actions do not affect the health and safety of other people in the workplace
  • Share issues with their line manager in confidence if these may affect their wellbeing or ability to undertake duties, or which could put others at risk
  • You can get support from Samaritans (call free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org ).
  • In an emergency, or if someone is vulnerable, please call 999.

Laurence McKidd, managing director
June 2019

Download a printable copy of our mental health and wellbeing policy (46kb pdf)