Mental health in the workplace

We value our staff. They’re the core of who we are and where we’re going as a company. So we’re committed to promoting mental health in the workplace.

The fast-paced world of consulting can be stressful at times. Our work in the development and evaluation of social policy can also bring staff face-to-face with people experiencing trauma and emotionally difficult material.

To address this, project managers provide appropriate pre-project support and post-project debriefing and mentors provide a sounding board for staff. Staff can also anonymously seek support from AccessEAP, which provides short-term, professional counselling using evidence-based psychological interventions for a range of personal and work-related issues.

We're committed to supporting staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Our management team uses our internal capacity planning systems to identify capacity issues and redistribute workloads. We also support staff to manage their work around family and personal commitments by offering flexible work practices, including opportunities to work from home.

We've recently introduced a 'zen room' where staff can go to meditate, take a nap, do some yoga or chill out in whatever way they fancy. We also have weekly staff lunches and regular get-togethers.