Caledonia recognise that our colleagues are passionate and eager to give back to others, however the time to do this can be limited. As such, we provided the opportunity for each team member to do this by gifting them a full day’s paid leave within 2023 to volunteer and give something back to our communities. Colleagues can choose a charity that is close to their hearts, or they can volunteer at coffee mornings or events in our retirement and very sheltered schemes.
Mental Health First Aiders
At Caledonia we have a team of trained Mental Health First Aiders available to our colleagues if they or someone they are concerned about, is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. We provide initial support by listening without judgement and signposting our colleagues to appropriate support and resources they may find helpful.
Caledonia are committed to nurturing a mentally healthy workplace where people are empowered to take the steps they need to stay mentally healthy. As part of our Wellbeing programme, we have partnered with Rowan Consultancy over the past 15 years to provide access to confidential counselling sessions for all our colleagues.
At Caledonia we recognised that most women will experience menopausal symptoms at some stage in their life. Our aim is to provide an environment where we all feel confident to talk about the menopause. We provide all colleagues and line managers with the opportunity to attend training on this topic, we have an online support group for women and we have provided line managers with guidance on how to support their colleagues when they are experiencing the menopause and its symptoms.
We encourage all our colleagues to look after their health and wellbeing. We provide access to training events and webinars to help support a range of health and wellbeing concerns such as how to check your breasts, menopause awareness, how to cope with grief and bereavement, tips for a healthy heart as well as a variety of webinar to support new and expectant parents. For our Hybrid Workers we believe a good home set up supports good mental health and wellbeing. We provide our hybrid workers with an ergonomic chair and desk to ensure a safe homeworking environment.