HB Projects achieves Silver at Mind Awards

We are proud to announce that HB Projects has been awarded Silver in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index 2018-2019.

We were one of 106 organisations to take part in Mind’s third annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and were recognised with a Silver, meaning we are ‘achieving impact within our workplace’.

Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve.

The event took place at the Ham Yard Hotel in Central London. The ceremony was hosted by TV Presenter and Mind Ambassador Anna Williamson.

Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance. Mental health problems are common among employees. Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees across the 106 employers participating in the Awards, and found that 7 in 10 had experienced a mental health problem in their lives, with over one in two (53 per cent) affected by poor mental health in their current workplace.

Beverley Peace, Group Compliance Director at HB Projects, commented: “By participating in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index we have made a long-term commitment to supporting the mental wellbeing of our staff. Going forward, we will be reviewing the findings from our report and developing a plan for implementing the key recommendations in line with our strategy to engage, educate and embed. Our focus this year being to ensure all employees have the appropriate mental health awareness training.”

“We are committed to supporting the mental health of our employees, as a part of everyday business.”

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said: “Every employer depends on having a healthy and productive workforce – valued and supported employees are far more likely to deliver the best outcomes for your organisation. That’s why we’re delighted to recognise and celebrate employers making mental health a priority for their organisation through our Workplace Wellbeing Awards.”

“This year, we’ve been overwhelmed to see so much good practice right across the board, from each and every one of the 106 diverse employers to take part. The Awards event provided an opportunity to recognise those forward-thinking employers who are at the cutting edge when it comes to investing in their staff wellbeing, and in turn getting the best outcomes for their business.”

To register your interest in taking part in next year’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards, please visit mind.org.uk/index.

Pictured above left: Beverley Peace and Lynda Parkinson, Health & Safety Manager with the award.