MENTAL HEALTH TOP OF THE AGENDA FOR MANCHESTER-BASED RVA

RVA Surveyors, has embarked upon a new drive to safeguard our employees’ mental health by investing in a team of four in-house Mental Health First Aiders to support workplace well-being.

The training initiative forms a key part of RVA Surveyors’ new mental health strategy, through which we have committed to enhance our support for employees’ mental health and empower our growing team to support colleagues.

The training is enabling the business to raise awareness of mental health, help the team understand and manage wellbeing and promote a mentally healthier workplace.

The initiative will be supported by Health Assured and their employee assistance programme, which is the only Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)  provider to be British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited at an organisational level. Under the Health Assured network of 1,650 counsellors and psychologists, we will be able to offer employees access to a 24/7 confidential telephone helpline, an online wellbeing portal and app. 

The move closely follows our announcement that we plan to triple our workforce within the next 12 months, which will see the appointment of both office-based and field-based staff.

Anthony Hughes, Managing Director for RVA Surveyors commented:

“I am proud to say that at RVA Surveyors we have always fostered an incredibly supportive culture, one in which we look out for each other and support one another, particularly throughout the challenges of the past 18 months. Nevertheless, mental wellbeing is not something we can or should take for granted. 

As we continue to grow our business, we are putting in place a new mental health strategy to ensure that we keep our team’s wellbeing front and centre for all, including those we see regularly in the office and those we see less frequently due to remote working. We take very seriously our responsibility to understand our people and ensure that we safeguard their emotional well-being and our nominated Mental Health First Aiders are at the heart of this commitment.”

Our new mental health initiative forms part of the business’ wider Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy, which recently saw the launch of a charitable programme to support the Tameside community through a dedicated partnership with a local food bank.

Anthony continued: “We are privileged to be expanding our business; we offer a service that is in high demand amongst the business community throughout England and Wales and while that places us in a strong position for growth, it also presents us with many opportunities to give back to the local community. We are developing a strong ESG strategy in-line with our growing business and we will continually seek new ways to make a positive impact on those around us.”

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