Choice chooses wellbeing

Choice Housing has further committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of their colleagues through the launch of a range of new initiatives as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:06 am
Edel McLaughlin, HR & Training Officer and Niall McStay, Choice Housing Area Housing Officer

The association, which has 987 properties in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area, is highlighting the impact the pandemic has had and the importance of support for both its tenants and staff.

In 2019, a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programme was launched by Choice which included the appointment of four voluntary Health & Wellbeing Champions with an allocated budget to drive the health & wellbeing agenda. Since the pandemic this need has grown significantly, and Choice has responded to this by offering a wider range of support programmes over the last twelve months. These include Protecting Yourself When Homeworking; Vital Nutrition and Sleep Well Workshops; Building Resilience and Mental Strength; Suicide Awareness; Mental Health Awareness and Communication; Mental Health First Aid; and Financial Wellbeing.

As well as a range of training and support programmes, Choice has also committed to supporting their teams practically, including providing several colleagues with access to iPads aimed at helping to facilitate home-schooling during the pandemic

Choice has also signed up to the Mental Health Charter and appointed Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) to support employees.