Central Co-op says “We’ve Got You” following Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted by lauryn mellor | Published: 17/05/2024

Following Mental Health Awareness Week, Central Co-op is thrilled to announce the launch of its "We've got you" wellbeing campaign, dedicated to prioritising the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of its colleagues.

As a Society deeply rooted in community and care, Central Co-op is committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of its colleagues. The "We've got you" campaign is a testament to this commitment, offering easily accessible and comprehensive support tailored to the diverse needs of colleagues across all areas of the Society – including in retail, funeral and at its support centre.

"We've Got You" isn't just about addressing workplace challenges; it's about recognising that life extends beyond the office walls. Colleagues can access a wide range of resources on Central Co-op’s new online wellbeing centre to support them through both professional and personal challenges, with many services available outside of regular working hours.

Highlights of the wellbeing centre include:

  • Mental wellbeing
    • Guidance on accessing the right support at work and at the end of the working day
    • Free counselling sessions
    • Wellbeing champions who are Mental Health First Aiders
    • Three volunteering days a year
  • Work-life balance
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave policies
    • Menopause and fertility support initiatives
    • Hybrid working
    • Workflex trial
  • Physical wellbeing
    • Virtual GP services
    • Free annual health checks
    • Health cash plan
    • Nutritional consultation
    • Access to on-line exercise classes
    • Cycle 2 work scheme

To support their leaders, Central Co-op has partnered with Liggy Webb, an award-winning presenter and author, to host a Leading Wellbeing webinar. This webinar aims to support leaders to understand their role in fostering a workplace culture that prioritises wellbeing, offering practical strategies for implementation across the Society.

Sarah Dickins, Chief Member, Customer and Colleague Officer at Central Co-op, comments: “At Central Co-op, we care about wellbeing. Our new “We’ve got you” campaign is about everything we do for our colleagues and their wellbeing. The campaign was originally created by and for our funeral colleagues as we know they have such unique roles. We’ve now looked at all roles across our Society and developed specific campaigns for each area of our business. Following feedback from our colleagues, we’ve also reorganised our Difference Maker hub, creating a Wellbeing Centre which makes it really easy for our colleagues to access all the resources whenever needed.”

"We've Got You" is hosted on Central Co-op's Difference Maker Hub, a centralised platform offering a wealth of resources, recognition and rewards. In addition to the wellbeing centre, colleagues can access career development tools, a recognition wall and exclusive discounts at hundreds of retailers.

For more information on Central Co-op's initiatives, visit centralcoop.co.uk or find out more on socials. To learn more about what it’s like to work at Central Co-op, visit careers.coop/.


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Press Office

Lauryn Mellor, PR and Media Specialist at Central Co-op
07385 048004