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Published: 21 May 2020

Wates – Finalist 2020, Best for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Family-owned construction, property services and development firm, Wates Group, has a wellbeing strategy to reduce work-related stress and help staff achieve a better work life balance. The company has trained 270 Mental Health First Aiders and 94% have used their skills so far, supporting fellow colleagues. It also shares news and real stories about employees’ wellbeing, as well as supporting national campaigns.  

In 2019, Wates achieved a 40% reduction in sickness absence from mental health issues and has made real progress in destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace.