The Creative Engagement Group UK
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:52:00 GMT
The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG), has been awarded the highest accolade by the UK’s leading mental health charity Mind, for ‘achieving excellence’ in its approach to workplace wellbeing.
TCEG was one of 114 organisations to take part in Mind’s fifth annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and was recognised with a Gold Award, meaning it has successfully embedded mental health into its policies and practices and demonstrated a long-term, in-depth commitment to employee mental health.
Of the 27 Gold Awards awarded nationally this year, The Creative Engagement Group is the only creative communications agency to achieve Gold. The Mind Wellbeing index is a combined assessment between a detailed employer assessment and an anonymous employee survey.
The Creative Engagement Group was found to have strengthened its approach to mental wellbeing following learnings from its previous employee surveys and Mind’s guidance. Specifically, TCEG’s response to the pandemic was found to be very strong – with regular pulse listening surveys, frequent and transparent communication and culture sharing ‘Gatherings’. This was in addition to a significant number of proprietary and partner-led wellbeing Initiatives, mental wellbeing policies, employee assistance programmes and more. TCEG recently concluded training for over 30 new mental health first aiders.
In the Mind wellbeing survey, TCEG scored highly for transparency with 73% of employees surveyed feeling that ‘the organisation encourages openness and discussion about mental health’.
The Mind Wellbeing Gold award follows TCEG’s recent accolade as one of the UK’s Best Companies ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work for 2021’ and its recognition as one of Philadelphia Inquirer’s best places to work.
Russ Lidstone, Group CEO at The Creative Engagement Group comments: “I couldn’t be prouder of our team, our culture and our people-first philosophy – and there has never been a more important time for employers to prioritise and promote the importance of mental wellbeing. There is much more for us to do, but this gold award recognises our efforts to improve and to provide a culture of health, wellness and safety for everyone in our business.”
Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, adds: “In the last year, the coronavirus pandemic has affected all our lives; the way we work has fundamentally changed, whether that is working on the frontline or working at home. Employers therefore faced, and continue to face, significant challenges in effectively supporting the wellbeing of their people in this new and uncertain context. That’s why, this year more than ever, we were delighted to celebrate the employers like The Creative Engagement Group, making mental health a priority for their organisation through our Workplace Wellbeing Awards.”
The online Workplace Wellbeing awards event, hosted by Mind’s chief executive Paul Farmer, took place on the 8th June afternoon, and saw around 200 people from a wide range of organisations come together to celebrate those recognised. Mind surveyed more than 42,000 employees across the 114 employers participating in the Index and included an additional section on the impact of Covid-19.view more - Awards and EventsThe Creative Engagement Group UK, Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:52:00 GMT