Microgaming is aiming to strengthen workplace wellbeing, by teaming with The Lisa Lowe Centre to deliver mental health awareness training.
Forming part of the company’s pledge via its Time to Change commitment, a campaign aiming to end mental health discrimination, the Isle of Man based developer is striving to create a happier, healthier workplace environment.
From raising awareness of mental health across the business, Microgaming is aiming to introducing fully trained mental health first aiders.
Gareth Nicholson from the Lisa Lowe Centre, commented: “We are pleased to see local companies recognising that supporting the mental health of their employees is as important as the usual physical health support, as one supports the other.
“As a charity working to increase our remit in this area we are delighted to be working with Microgaming, who are also at the forefront in recognising the need to change.”
Via its work with the centre, a number of bespoke wellbeing and mental health awareness training sessions are to be delivered to line managers, designed to teach how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, as well as practical strategies to support team members and colleagues.
Staff are to also have access to sessions, focusing upon mental health disorder awareness, common stressors and coping tools, with the aim of erasing the stigma around mental health.
Jean-Luc Ferriere, CCO of Microgaming, added: “We strive to maintain a culture where everyone feels comfortable to speak up about any problems they may have.
“With The Lisa Lowe Centre we can train our managers to better recognise the signs of potential mental health issues, and be well equipped to help their team and colleagues.
“Most importantly, it helps strengthen our commitment to erasing the stigma by encouraging an open environment where people can talk about their mental health, and know that they are always supported.”
In recognition of the centre’s vital contribution to the local community, Microgaming PlayItForward has made a £6,000 donation to The Lisa Lowe Centre to support its ongoing work on the Isle of Man.