Copart introduces new wellness initiative
10th May 2022Tweet
Copart is marking Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 by announcing the launch of a new Mental Health First Aider programme.
The initiative is being launched in partnership with St John Ambulance, and will see one teammate from each of the company’s 19 UK locations attend a two-day course in recognising and supporting colleagues with mental health issues.
After completing their training, which comes with a national recognised qualification, the Copart Mental Health First Aiders will then be a point of contact for teammates who are experiencing mental health issues or emotional distress.
Leanne Carroll, Human Resources Manager, said: “As part of our Copart Cares CSR commitment, we‘re dedicated to doing everything we can to enhance the wellbeing of our teammates. The launch of our Mental Health First Aider programme is yet another way for us to encourage a healthy and happy working environment, alongside our existing health and wellbeing benefits package.
“We all go through challenging times which can impact on our mental health and make it feel difficult to cope. From those experiencing financial difficulties due to the cost-of-living rise, through to ongoing confidence issues and feelings of isolation following the pandemic, the launch of this programme feels very timely and relevant.”Tweet