The word wellness can often be overused, especially in today’s corporate setting

It can lose its meaning and have initiatives thrown at it that often have no meaning or value. Here at Portico wellness is fundamental to what we do. It isn’t just something we do to check off on a list, at Portico your wellbeing matters to us. 

We value mental health and wellbeing as core assets to our business and have dedicated experts on hand when we recognise any problems that can become serious. So here’s an insight into some of the things we do to ensure your wellbeing is at the forefront of our business.

Our Employee Assistance Programme

The EAP at Portico has been created especially for anyone that is struggling and needs to speak to one of our experts. The level of support is second to none, making the most of their potential and helping our people cope with what life throws at them. This can help them to get back to playing a full part in their relationships, workplace and community. 

Mental Health Awareness Training

According to a study by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1 in 6.8 people experiences mental health problems in the workplace (14.7%).

There can be specific causes to mental health problems; a traumatic event, working conditions and our environment or sometimes it’s simply just how we feel. Mental health issues can affect anyone, any day of the year and we’re working hard to make sure we keep the conversation about mental health in the workplace going. 

We believe that it’s not just about being comfortable enough to talk about the problems, it’s fundamental that our management plays a crucial role in supporting our people that experience distress and/or mental health problems.

At Portico, we support the development of compassionate and effective line management relationships – providing opportunities for managers and supervisors to attend mental health awareness training and dedicated courses for mental wellbeing. We ensure that specialist training is matched with our ability to listen compassionately and act appropriately.

Healthy Living & Mindfulness

Our mindfulness training began in 2015, long before it was a buzzword. This training provides self-development opportunities to manage pressure and wellbeing, learning to focus on meditation to accept emotion and developing the ability to think calmly and reduce stress. This remains a central part of our Portico wellbeing agenda.

That’s not all. Our expert life coaches and health gurus run monthly wellbeing courses for our people which are supported by ‘Healthy Living with Portico’, a home to our wider wellbeing initiatives, podcasts, tutorials, expert advice and bite-sized training sessions.