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Leeds landlord launches wellbeing initiative

Landlord and developer MEPC is leading the way in workplace wellness by hosting its very own Wellbeing Month, giving its community access to a variety of workshops and classes throughout November and beyond.

Employees based at the Wellington Place development can make the most of a month of free events including seminars for finding happiness in the workplace, a workshop to help improve your sleep patterns and Mental Health First Aider classes.

Acknowledged as a growing issue worldwide, the Mental Health Foundation recently announced that nearly 15 per cent of people experience mental health problems in the workplace, with 13 per cent of sickness absences attributed to mental health conditions*.

In addition to its dedicated awareness month, companies based at Wellington Place have access to a variety of ongoing initiatives including knitting classes, fitness classes and a workplace choir, all of which aim to reduce stress levels and boost wellness.

MEPC spokesperson Dominique Simcox said: “It’s essential that we do everything we can to improve wellbeing and combat the taboo around mental health issues.

“Mental Health is such an important subject that is rarely discussed openly, and we want to help change that by creating an opportunity for people to learn more and challenge the stigma.”

“Our first Mental Health First Aid class filled up within just a few minutes, demonstrating the clear demand for people to learn more about it.

“Wellbeing as a whole is something we’re incredibly passionate about here at Wellington Place and we want to do everything we can to play our part in helping to create a happy and healthy working environment for people to enjoy.”

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