"From being incredibly sceptical to grateful"
CancerCare receives Mind Gold Award
CancerCare has been awarded the prestigious Gold Award in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2019-2020 in recognition of our commitment to a healthy workplace culture.
A Gold Award means we have successfully embedded mental health into policies and practices, using a variety of best practice approaches and demonstrating a long-term, in-depth commitment to staff mental health.
The Workplace Wellbeing Index was launched in 2016 by Mind and this is the fourth year CancerCare has participated and the third year we have achieved Gold Status
More than 100 organisations took part across the UK and CancerCare was ranked 5th overall
As part of the process, staff took part in a survey designed to find out their views and understand their experiences and results of note include:
85% are motivated by the workplace culture at Cancercare
93% feel the organisation encourages openness and discussion about mental health
90% feel the organisation makes it possible to speak openly when experiencing mental health problems
90% feel that CancerCare runs initiatives to raise awareness of mental health
93% of staff feel they have a good work/life balance
Operations Director Alison Stainthorpe led on the project and she also heads up our WorkWell Group, a committee of staff which puts in place activities and procedures designed to improve staff wellbeing.
Alison said: “Participating in the Workplace Wellbeing Index is a learning process and a long term commitment for CancerCare and, as part of the process, we receive a comprehensive report based on the findings of both the staff and employer surveys.
“A key part of the report are the recommendations for us to take forward which will form the basis of CancerCare’s WorkWell Group Action Plan. This will enable us to continue to provide a workplace in which staff can thrive and CancerCare promotes a mentally healthy workplace culture.”