Today, over a 100 people from St Helen’s businesses gathered at the Totally Wicked Stadium to participate in an event to support and encourage other businesses in the fight towards awareness and positive good health and well-being in the workplace.

Coral Products PLC, as part of the St Helens Ambassador programme, joined fellow guest speaks from St Helen’s Council, State of Mind, Merseyside Sport and Key note speaker Andy Reid to share their journey in to supporting health and well-being within the workplace and the community.

Coral Products PLC have passionately delivered a drive for change in well-being in the workplace from physical health stations, Blood Pressure Champions and Mental Health First Aiders. Coral Products have witnessed first-hand the tangible results that can be achieved from putting employee well-being at the forefront of the business agenda.

Stephanie Ingham, our group HR Manager spoke today of Coral’s journey, the challenges they’ve faced and the obstacles they’ve overcome to ensure that their staff feel safe and well at work.

Picture Stephanie Ingham at today’s meeting.

‘I was asked by Sue Waller at St Helen’s council to give a speech to businesses about our journey to introducing a strategy that focuses on well-being in the workplace. Sue has witnessed the changes within Coral Products and I was very honoured to be asked to share our story with our neighbouring organisations. I am by no means an expert, but I have experienced the challenges that can come with implementing a well-being strategy in to a workplace where this has not been done before. It has been a difficult journey, particular when facing conflicting business demands with a management team that was already stretched to its limits. It’s been a slow process but we are starting to see the benefits; absence is down, turnover is down and engagement is up. We still have a long way to go but with the continued drive of the Coral Products management team, along with buy in from our employees and continued support from the Council and surrounding businesses, I believe we will get there.

“Creating a well-being strategy can be daunting but with support from the Council, like we had, you can begin to make it a reality and reap the rewards.”

Picture State of Mind visit Coral Products Mouldings Ltd.

For more information and news regarding the group please visit here .

For further information on how to support well-being in the workplace you can contact Sue Waller at St Helen’s council on susanwaller@sthelens.gov.uk

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