Wellbeing help and advice
The winter months can be a hard time of year for many of us, with shorter days reducing our sunlight hours and poor weather keeping us indoors more. As we continue to combat Covid-19, this winter is likely to be even harder in many respects. And with the festive season knocking at our door, it’s more important than ever to focus on boosting your physical, mental and financial fitness.
See the links on the right-hand side to access the resources.
Medigold webinar 9th December, 2pm – 3pm “Keep fighting fit this winter”
Join a webinar hosted by our health provider Medigold to hear hints and tips on how to stay well this winter. If you can’t make this time, a recording will be added to these web pages afterwards.
Click here to join the webinar.
Meeting ID: 972 6780 6295
Useful links to resources
- Construction Industry Helpline
- Save with Amey Wellbeing Centre
- Vitality December Calendar: free mindfulness & exercise sessions and more
- Vitality HIIT workouts
- Medigold Wellbeing Portal (Login using password: AMEYMGHSUPPORT)
- Time for me drop in sessions via Teams with Wellbeing Ambassador Claire
- Government guidance on staying mentally well this winter
It’s ok to not be ok
The ever-changing world we're living in is creating challenges for our mental health and we’re all different in how we cope with stress and anxiety. Now more than ever, we need to look after each other and take time to think about our own wellbeing and that of those around us.
Asking for help when you need it could really help you manage your mental health, so please don't be afraid to do this. Our enhanced Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available to all Amey employees and their immediate family. It’s confidential, free, and independent from Amey and available 365 days a year, 24/7: click here for details.
215 Wellbeing Ambassadors and 120 Mental Health First Aiders make up our network of people who promote and support the safety and wellbeing of all employees. They're helping to change the way we think about and act on wellbeing in the workplace. They're personable and empathetic so please contact your local Wellbeing Ambassador for a chat, to ask for support or share ideas. Click here for a full list of our ambassadors.
The five ways to wellbeing
We all cope differently with managing our mental health yet following the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ can help us to stay fit and well. Take time out our your day to look after your mental health and that of those around you.
Taking notice is about being aware of your feelings and the spaces you occupy. Taking time to reflect helps you to appreciate what you have and what matters to you, savour the little things – memories, acts of kindness. Taking notice of how other people are behaving and asking how others are feeling can result in offering support to someone who might need it.
Giving back is a simple act of kindness that can make us and others feel supported. It doesn’t have to be much, but reaching out to support a family member, friend or colleague, a charity or community group can make a huge difference.
Physical exercise is proven to have huge positive impacts on our mental wellbeing. Anything as little as jogging on the spot or a quick walk around the block, to running 5km – it is crucial we stay fit and well to maintain a positive mental wellbeing.
In the current climate, where many of us are self-isolating, working from home and unable to see loved ones, it is more important than ever to stay connected. And with today's technology, it is perhaps easier than ever to do so and it's super important to keep us feeling positive.
It is never too late to learn something new. And there is a whole host of benefits that come with it – not just new skills, but a sense of reward and accomplishment that helps maintain a positive mental health.
Click on the tabs below to find resources and activities related to each of the 5 areas of our wellbeing framework.