Mint Property Finance has launched a new initiative to promote health and wellbeing for employees at its Cheshire, UK headquarters.
The scheme has been designed to support staff both mentally and physically following Covid-19 (Coronavirus). It includes flexible working, regular breakout sessions, access to mental health first aiders and a partnership with health plan provider Medicash.
According to Mint Property Finance, the company-funded Medicash scheme will offer employees access to a range of healthcare benefits, including cashback for dental treatments and optical bills, and support with physiotherapy and counselling sessions.
Staff will have access to virtual GP consultations, gym discounts, exercise videos, online yoga, guided meditations, and self-help advice. They are also invited to use the SkinVision app, which helps to identify common types of skin cancer by assessing skin spots and moles.
Additionally, the scheme will cover dependent children and allows employees to add other family members to their health plan. As part of the health and wellbeing initiative, staff are encouraged to regularly schedule time to chat with co-workers, display random acts of kindness towards colleagues, and nominate a charity of their choice every month to which Mint will make a financial contribution.
Andrew Lazare, founder and managing director of Mint Property Finance, explained that after such a challenging year, employee wellbeing has to be a top priority.
He said: “We all need to be mindful of the impact this can have on mental health. We’re proud that the team at Mint have access to qualified and experienced mental health first aiders who are trained to provide support to employees who may be in need of help and guidance. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and it’s vital that the whole team feels cared for and well supported as we start to move towards a hybrid way of working post-Covid.”