The Importance of Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace


Nov 14, 2023

Mental health issues can often be invisible but have profound impacts on individuals and teams. Recognising this, we have invested in training four mental health first aiders. 

These four member of our team are equipped to identify, understand, and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. This initiative underscores our belief that mental well-being is as important as physical health and ensures that our employees have immediate access to support and guidance.

Mental Health First Aiders at Anders

Anders Day: A Monthly Breather

In the bustling world of electronics and technology, it's easy to get caught up in deadlines and targets. To combat this, we introduced "Anders Day" - a monthly day off for our team to unwind, relax, and engage in activities of their choice. Whether it's volunteering, enjoying a hobby, or simply taking a break, Anders Day is our way of saying that we care about our employees' work-life balance.

Anders Day

Cycling for a Cause

Demonstrating our commitment to mental health beyond the workplace, our Supply Chain leader, Karen Wagner, recently participated in the London to Brighton bike ride. Her effort was more than a personal challenge; it was a drive for change. By raising over £600 for the mental health charity MIND, Karen highlighted the importance of mental health awareness and support in and out of the workplace.

Karen Wagner cycling for MIND chairity

'Tea Breaks': More Than Just a Cuppa

Our 'tea break' initiative is another cornerstone of our approach to mental well-being. These regular breaks offer our team a chance to come together, both in person and online, to chat about anything but work. It's a time to share stories, laugh, and connect on a personal level, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.

Moving Forward

At Anders, our commitment to mental well-being is ongoing. We believe that a healthy workplace is not just about physical safety but encompasses mental and emotional health as well. By investing in mental first aid, encouraging work-life balance, supporting charitable causes, and nurturing a culture of open communication, we aim to create an environment where every team member feels valued, supported, and heard.

Mental health is not just an individual concern but a collective responsibility. By acknowledging this, we at Anders are striving to lead the way in creating a workplace where mental well-being is as important as any business metric.