23 May 2022

Magherafelt firm to support employees with health issues

The company have teamed up with 'Aware' for a new initiative.

Magherafelt firm to support employees with  health issues

Bridie Kelly, Corporate Relationship Officer for Aware, Shannon McGilligan, HR Advisor, and Ian Henry, Corporate Responsibility Director, Henry Brothers, help to launch the new initiative.

A Magherafelt company is helping to look after the mental health of its workforce.

Henry Brothers has teamed up with Aware for a new initiative.

Aware is a charity that provides mental health support and information. 

They are the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bi-polar. 

Ian Henry, Corporate Responsibility Director at Henry Brothers, said they were delighted to be involved in the new initiative.

“We are very pleased that Aware will be delivering mental health and well-being programmes to our workforce alongside promoting their services in the Mid Ulster Area for our employees to avail of.

“These programmes take a preventative approach to mental ill-health and teach attendees techniques to look after their own mental health and well-being.

“Their mission is to have a future where people can talk about their mental health openly, access services appropriate to their needs and have the skills and knowledge to maintain positive mental health.”

Mr Henry said helping to support their staff’s mental health was a priority for the local company.

“We recognise that it is hard for people to open up and talk about Mental Health as they may be worried about what others think,” he said.

“We want to help remove the stigma around this and get the conversations started so as those that experience Mental Health issues come forward and talk to someone.

“This is why we are delighted to be partnering with Aware to not only give our employees support but the local community also.

“Henry Brothers value our employees’ mental health and our collaboration with Aware allows us, as our company slogan suggests, to be Altogether Stronger and raise awareness of the importance of protecting and promoting our own mental health as well as recognising the symptoms of mental health problems.

“Giving the unprecedented times we are currently facing; it is important to take action on mental health now.”

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