As part of our health and wellbeing strategic plan, we offer a menu of programmes – such as a flu vaccination programme – so each of our people can choose the ones that best fit their health and wellbeing needs.
We also focus on supporting managers, who hold the key to delivering a Health Like Safety approach (where health and wellbeing is taken as seriously as safety).
Everyone responds differently to the stresses and strains of modern life. In the UK, one in four workers experiences poor mental health.
EDF Energy offers a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme which offers support, by phone or online, on a wide range of life/work issues. We also have the Zero Harm Less Stress site and a stress based risk assessment tool which can provide immediate information to help recognise and manage the signs of stress.
Being physically fitter can help prevent ill health and improve mental well-being.
We run education and awareness campaigns to encourage people to improve their health and wellbeing. For example, our Fit Clubs help teams of people to get together and exercise regularly.
Working in an office or living a sedentary lifestyle can cause musculoskeletal pain such as back or neck ache. Our Musculoskeletal Action Framework shows what support is available for the prevention, awareness and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. This includes our Every Body site, which highlights the symptoms and causes of common musculoskeletal pain, and top tips for prevention.
Feeling engaged as an employee in the workplace is an important element of our employee well-being vision.
EDF Energy has been recognised for its culture of inclusion and we also promote the support our people can get from our Employee Networks:
- Disability and Carers Network
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network
- LGBT Supporters Network
- Women’s Network
- Working Parents Network
- Forces Support Network
- Young Professionals Network
- Cancer Support Network
- Mental Health Supporters Network
HOW WE COMMUNICATE THIS TO OUR STAFF
All health and wellbeing programmes are promoted via a Health and Wellbeing Hub on MyCampus, our employee e-learning platform. Our intranet, Pulse, carries health and wellbeing-related news and encouragement.