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World Mental Health Day – Championing Mental Health at Xalient

10th October marks World Mental Health Day, a global reminder of the crucial significance of mental health and wellbeing, especially in the workplace. Here at Xalient, we know how important it is to look after our employees. The importance of not only enjoying work but how having a balance is key.

A holistic approach to staff well-being underpins our employee engagement strategy. Employees are encouraged and supported to thrive at Xalient and fulfil their full potential. When we talk about thriving, we refer to within and outside the workplace and have a duty to support our employees’ mental health and well-being.

So what do we offer?

As part of our Employee Assistant Programme, all our employees have access to the ‘My Healthy Advantage’ app. The service works on two levels: first, to aid anyone seeking general information or advice on areas such as sleep, stress, nutrition, exercise, mood, etc. and second, to access 24/7, 365 days a year access to Counselling, CBT, legal, financial and medical support – on the same day as a referral. It’s a free resource for employees, as and when they choose and is completely confidential.

We also have employees who have been trained and accredited in Mental Health First Aid. They are on hand to better support our teams, offering knowledgeable help and advice, and can be contacted during work hours to talk about anything that might be causing staff a concern. They can also help to point them in the right direction for further support as appropriate.

Our Culture and Inclusion Programme has been designed to sustain the Xalient culture across every professional discipline and all geographies, to be truly immersive and benefit all team members. It’s a programme for our people to recognise and appreciate their great value, provide a work environment they enjoy and where they will thrive and open a continual channel to communicate easily with others. It ensures the delivery of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality, gives sharp focus to our Team Members’ well-being and enables participation for all to influence and evolve our business as it grows.

We also continue to roll out our frequent mindful workshops, self-help videos and support, access to NLP coaching, and regular office social events. We find these social events give our team a break away from the working environment and the opportunity to reconnect (finally!) with face-to-face interactions in a social environment.

Xalient is proud to offer many mental health and well-being tools to everyone in our team, irrespective of location, to ensure they have access to the proper support if and when they need it.

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Mark Foulsham

Board Advisor, NED, COO/CIO, Fractional Support, Digital Leadership Coach

With a broad background as a COO/CIO/CDO, C-Suite Advisor, NED, Senior Transformation Leader and Coach, Mark tackles multiple fronts from the advantage of diverse experience in business operations, technology, procurement, delivery and risk. With a deep knowledge of business models from multiple sectors and extensive experience in fast-paced digital start-ups.

Mark’s work across extensive business types, functions and countries empowers him with experience to bear across silos. Mark has built a reputation for advocating cross-business collaboration, taking a pragmatic approach and championing transformative change.