Last week was World Wellbeing Week and O’Neill & Brennan have been busy celebrating the occasion. Signing pledges, introducing employee feedback systems, and attending charity events are only some of the things O’Neill & Brennan have been doing to contribute to the initiative. Firstly, company directors have signed the following pledge regarding Mental Health.

At O’Neill & Brennan we want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health. One in four of us will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time. Nine in ten people who have experienced a mental health problem have faced negative treatment from others as a result. This is why we have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. This is a commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health at every level of this organisation. In order to sign the Pledge we have submitted an action plan detailing what we will do. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

For further details, please contact Lianne Baker.

In addition to this pledge, we have introduced a new empoyee feedback system, Perkbox Insights. Insights is a simple survey tool sent via Perkbox that is designed to help us continue to create a great culture at O’Neill & Brennan. Each member of staff is sent an email once a month with 10 quick questions for them to answer completely confidentially.

This new system gives everyone an opportunity to give regular, structured feedback and help us improve on weaknesses and creating a work environment that everyone enjoys being part of. The feedback is then reviewed and any areas that require improvement will be addressed.

The final part of O’Neill & Brennan’s World Wellbeing Week contributions goes back to early June, where Brian Harris and Alan O'Leary from our London office were guests at White Collar Boxing event for Mind UK – The Mental Health Charity. The charity boxing event was a great night and Mind UK continue to host brilliant events which have accumulated over £190,000.