Wellbeing help and advice
In support of World Cancer Day on 4th February - which aims to inspire individuals and communities to unite against cancer - this month’s wellbeing guide and chat sheet focuses on cancer awareness.
We know it’s a sensitive subject which many of us find hard to talk about and perhaps we don’t even want to think about it. However, understanding cancer a little bit more can help us all to look after our own wellbeing and support those around us. Click on the blue buttons on the right hand side to access the guide and accompanying chat sheet.
Click here to listen again to the Cancer Research UK Cancer Basics webinar run by the charity’s experienced cancer awareness nurses providing tips on how to reduce your risk of cancer and visiting your doctor.
Free online three hour course
Providing tips, tools and confidence to have conversations about cancer. This course is open for everyone but is especially recommended for HR and people managers, or anyone who has a role promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace. You can access the course any time from any device. Join now cruk.org/talkingaboutcancer
‘Jamie Talks…Podcast with Amey’ - aiming to support and improve the lives of the Amey family.
Jamie Forsyth, Wellbeing Ambassador and Mental Health First Aid Instructor (and a*stars winner of the Health and Safety category), will be talking to a variety of inspirational guests, including both expert speakers and Amey employees.
New - Jamie Talks Cancer with Amey in this episode Jamie talks to Martin Hogg, an oncologist in the NHS and to Keeley Russell, Senior Client Account Manager for Kent Highways, sharing her personal experience of cancer.
Jamie Talks a little more… Home schooling we hear from professionals and experts in the world of schooling, child mental health and also some of our colleagues about their experiences of home-schooling during lockdown.
Listen to “Building Resilience in Challenging Times” webinar by Carl Laidler, Director of Wellbeing from Health Shield.
Listen to the recording of...Listening Skills Part 1 - why listening well is so important, what is active listening and how to ask effective questions.
Listen to the recording of...Listening Skills Part 2 - appreciate the importance of listening and learn the secret to good communication.
Listen to the recording of...“Making positive lifestyle changes” hosted by Dr Ruth Briant-Jones, a lifestyle medicine doctor working on Harley street.
Listen to the recording of... "My Healthy advantage app – get the most out of the new health and wellbeing app”. Hosted by Alex McEwan from Health Assured.
Useful links to resources
- Construction Industry Helpline
- Medigold Wellbeing Portal (Login using password: AMEYMGHSUPPORT)
- Time for me drop in sessions via Teams with Wellbeing Ambassador Claire
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.
Click on the tabs below to find resources and activities related to each of the 5 areas of our wellbeing framework.