NRG Riverside Achieves Platinum Accreditation for Mental Health Commitment

NRG Riverside is thrilled to announce that we have achieved Platinum status with the Mental Health Charter. This prestigious accreditation underscores our dedication to the mental well-being of our employees and the success of our comprehensive Wellbeing Commitment.

Jenny Cook, Chief People Officer at NRG Riverside, shared her thoughts on why mental health awareness is crucial for the company:

“Our people are our most valuable asset. Their well-being is fundamental to the success of our business. Mental health issues can affect anyone at any age, and often, individuals suffer in silence because symptoms aren’t always visible. By raising awareness, we encourage open conversations about mental health, allowing our employees to seek support from colleagues or Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) when needed.”

On receiving the Platinum membership, Jenny Cook expressed:

“We are elated! This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication we’ve put into our Wellbeing Commitment. We are extremely proud to be recognized by such a prestigious accreditation.”

Advice for Other Organizations:

NRG Riverside offers three key pieces of advice for other organizations embarking on their mental health awareness journey:

  1. Join the Mental Health Charter.
  2. Implement Mental Health First Aiders/Champions within your organization.
  3. Raise awareness to demonstrate your commitment and support, encouraging open conversations about mental health.

Mental Health First Aiders at NRG Riverside:

Currently, NRG Riverside has 25 Mental Health First Aiders across our business, which means there is one MHFA for every ten employees. We plan to increase this number in 2024 by another 15. These First Aiders have been instrumental in our strategy, providing visible support and contributing to a happier, more supportive workforce.

Support from the Mental Health Charter:

The resources and communications from the Mental Health Charter have significantly supported our development and awareness programs. They ensure we remain proactive with our initiatives and have the most current information to share with our team. Michael Lloyd, Founder of the Mental Health Charter, has provided invaluable assistance and encouragement. We look forward to continuing this partnership with our new Platinum accreditation.

At NRG Riverside, we are committed to fostering an environment where mental health is openly discussed and supported. This Platinum accreditation marks a significant milestone in our journey, and we are excited about the future initiatives we will undertake to further support our employees’ well-being.