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Mental Health Awareness Week – how we support employee wellbeing

At BHP, we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive wellbeing and benefits package for our fantastic team. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this week, I wanted to share how we’ve made employee wellbeing a real focus point for the firm.

We know how hard our people work for our clients, so we’ve invested heavily in providing them with an extensive wellbeing programme. As well as encouraging our colleagues to stay healthy and active, we ensure we provide the tools and initiatives to promote a good work/life balance.

We listen to our team and care about what they say – that’s why we make positive changes from the feedback we receive. We provide first-class training and promote career progression. We also know how important charities are to our colleagues – which is why we give our team members a paid day off to volunteer for a charitable cause close to their hearts.

We’re proud that we have trained Mental Health First Aiders in each of our offices who are happy to talk in confidence to anyone struggling with their mental health. Other benefits include staff wellness days, ongoing physiotherapy support, fun staff challenges, time to talk days, a dedicated internal wellbeing communication channel and branded metal water bottles to encourage a reduction in single-use plastics. You can find out more about our many employee benefits below.

First-class training

As well as a three-tier management development programme, we host internal training and provide technical and skills updates. With support from managers and colleagues, we provide the development opportunities that individuals need to take their careers forward with us.

Work/life balance

Our agile working allows people to manage their work/life balance as best they can. This might mean a temporary flexing of working hours or working from home options. We aim to support this wherever possible.

Wellbeing

We provide everyone at BHP with access to a Westfield Health Cash Plan, which offers cash back towards the costs of dental and eye care, as well as other healthcare services. It also offers a counselling and support service and GP advice line for when you need it.

Dress for your diary

We want everyone to feel comfortable at work. Whilst there is a requirement to wear business dress when with clients, on office days we give people the freedom to wear what they want (within reason).

Pension

We provide generous pension contributions.

Give something back

We encourage our people to contribute to the communities we live and work in. As well as the numerous fundraising activities we get involved in, everyone has the opportunity to take a paid day to carry out voluntary work for any charitable organisation they want to assist.

Listening

We believe that communication is as important between colleagues as it is with clients and, at BHP, all people, whatever their role in the firm, have the opportunity to have a say in the key issues that affect them.

The ‘open-door policy’ is not just a saying at BHP; it’s a way of working. Partners and other senior managers make themselves available to listen to the ideas and concerns of staff at all levels within the firm.

We carry out a staff survey on an annual basis, and this has enabled us to pinpoint areas where we can improve many facets of the firm, from working conditions to improvements in client services or the systems and processes we use.

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