Hastings Direct has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, adding its support in changing the way mental health is thought about and acted upon in the workplace.
CEO Gary Hoffman signed the pledge on Monday before inviting colleagues to show their support by signing the pledge wall at the Conquest House office. Colleagues at Hastings’ other sites in Leicester, Newmarket, London and Gibraltar will also be signing the pledge over the coming days. As well as marking the launch of the company’s wellbeing programme, it also reflects the national Mental Health Awareness Week.
Gary Hoffman, Hastings Group CEO, said; “I’m delighted to officially mark the launch of our company wellbeing programme by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge on behalf of Hastings. It’s a fantastic campaign created by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness designed to help remove stigma around mental health. By signing the pledge we aim to change how we think and act about mental health here at Hastings, making sure that our Colleagues who are facing these problems feel supported.”
Initially focusing on highlighting mental health, Hastings’ wellbeing programme will also look to support colleague’s physical health, resilience and environmental change through partnerships with, amongst other, charity Mind, HSBC bank and EC Evolution Health and Fitness and Fitness Factory and Belly and Baby in Leicester.
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Hastings Group is a fast growing, agile, data and digitally focused general insurance provider to the UK car, van, bike and home insurance market and has over 2.4 million live customer policies and employs c. 2,700 colleagues. More details can be found on the Group’s website: www.hastingsplc.com and on the Hastings Direct consumer website: www.hastingsdirect.com
Hastings Direct is a trading name of Hastings Insurance Services Limited, the UK trading subsidiary of Hastings Group Holdings plc which also trades via “People’s Choice” and “insurePink”.