Harriet spoke to the audience of regional businesses about CEMEX UK’s Lend-A-Hand Scheme, with the focus on volunteering for wellbeing. The main message is – keep lending-a-hand – it’s good for our communities and it’s good for your health too!!
Remember every employee is allowed one work day a year to help a local cause. Harriet is going to launch a re-vamped scheme in the near future to help make the scheme more flexible, but for now keep on volunteering!
Harriet summarised her talk: “How many of us feel too stressed and busy to worry about helping others right now, or say we’ll focus on doing good deeds when we have more ‘spare time’?
Evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing and can help with stress.
As part of our work at CEMEX UK we aim to embed this theory into our day to day work to help our people lead mentally healthy lives.