Health & Wellbeing

At Hg, we believe that healthy individuals are the key to a healthy organisation. Supporting our staff’s physical and mental health became even more vital as we navigated the global pandemic and it remains an important area of focus. We provide a range of services and help lines that employees can access confidentially and for free and we continually review the offerings we provide.

As an example, we have increased the number of trained Mental Health First Aiders and we provide free access for all employees to Headspace, the most science-backed meditation app in the world. Hg has also continued to ensure that our employees have access to medical support through our GP network or apps, giving people round-theclock access to medical professionals, as well as annual medical and eye check-ups.

Exercise is a great motivator and health enabler. We continue to operate our cycle to work scheme and ClassPass membership packages, providing discounted work outs for our employees to help them stay fit in a way that suits them. We run a number of outdoor charity events that employees are keen to participate in, such as Row the Thames and the Princes Trust step challenge.

We also offer independent advice on returning to work after parental leave, and support with care issues from elder care, post-operative convalescent care, to planning ahead for later-life care. A menopause planning service gives women access to a GP trained in the full menopause experience who can provide advice and an action plan to support.

We understand the difficulties of combining work with families and provide a variety of resources to help with this such as access to holiday activity sessions and children’s clubs, and a number of free days of child-care support each year.