At LV= General Insurance the wellbeing of our people is really important to us
Our four pillars of focus
Simple to access supportTo ensure the right support is available at times of need, to prevent as well as react to difficult situations.
Educate people to be healthyTo help people live healthy lifestyles and overcome challenges in and out of the workplace.
Targeted and tailored approachFact finding using data and surveys to make sure our activities reflect all the needs of our employees.
Mental Health AwarenessMental health to be recognised and supported across the business as being just as important as physical health.
Our objectives for 2022
1 in 4 people experience a mental health condition in any year, so wellbeing and mental health is more important than ever. We owe it to ourselves and each other to take care of our mental health in every way we can.
What are we doing to help?
We work on initiatives to promote a positive sense of wellbeing and to provide support for mental health. Here’s a quick glimpse at just some of the things we're currently working on for 2022:
- Weekly wellbeing webinars and newsletters
- Inhouse wellbeing and mental health learning modules
- Helping managers to support the wellbeing and mental health of their teams
- Offering premium access to headspace for all employees
- Continuous improvement of our current employee wellbeing hub
- Reviewing the wellbeing of our senior leadership team through surveys and workshops
- Recruiting an additional wave of Mental Health First Aiders
- Raising awareness of different national focus days and weeks
Our Wellbeing Representatives
We have an excellent network of wellbeing reps who support our company-wide initiatives whilst also running localised activities to support their teams. We create a calendar of events to help give them some steer for the year, including important dates such as Time to Talk Day, World Mental Health Day, World Sleep Day, World Suicide Prevention Day, Global Nutrition Awareness Day and so many more...
Martin Milliner – Director of GI Claims and our wellbeing sponsor
“I am so proud to work at LV= knowing that our people genuinely care about each other in the most supportive way possible. We put our colleagues happiness and wellbeing first – we want everyone to have a good day and to know that we will be there for them when they need our help".
Mental Health First AidersAlongside our wellbeing network, we have 40 trained Mental Health First Aiders ready to support our colleagues. This year we are recruiting 30 more Mental Health First Aiders to extend our support even further and continue highlighting the importance of talking about mental health.
“I was trained as a mental health first aider in January 2019. I’ve really enjoyed speaking openly and honestly with people about their mental health and providing support where it’s needed. It’s refreshing working for a company that puts its people first."
Imogen Knox, Wellbeing Ambassador and Mental Health First Aider