Not according to Nigel, who also said: “Being a fit 10 hour a day office rat isn’t being more balanced, it’s being more fit. [...] There are other parts to life. There’s the intellectual side, there’s the emotional side, there’s the spiritual side. And to be balanced, I believe, we have to attend to all those areas”.
This is something we want to get right at Central YMCA. We believe it’s important that we all find ways to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit. To help with this, and to ensure that our employees are emotionally healthy, we provide an exclusive hotline for stress, mental health, legal and financial problems. Our HR Director, Lindsay Gallard explains: “If you are suffering from stress, going away from work won’t cure it. You need to be taught the practical skills to change the way you manage it and communicate it. You don’t have to deal with that on your own. Most jobs come with their own pressures and sources of stress, so it is important that employees are given the tools to deal with that in a healthy way.”
By making support like this more accessible, we’re enabling our employees to deliver when they are at work and be happier when they are at home.