Gentoo win gold for NHS NE Better Health at Work
Published by LauraMcKinlay for Gentoo Group in Health and also in Communities, Education, Environment
Social business Gentoo Group has been awarded gold status from the NHS Better Health at Work Award for the North East region, recognising efforts to actively promote workplace health.
Throughout 2013, Gentoo employees were involved in a number of events and activities involving staff, their families and the wider community including: the Housing Community Games; a charity ‘spinathon’; family swim day; ice skating; NHS health checks; a dementia memory event for staff and customers; healthy eating advice sessions - to name just a few!
The Gold award builds upon the Silver level and requires companies to look outside their organisation and promote health to the wider community.
Michelle Haste, Employee Wellbeing Manager, Gentoo Group said: “These activities are not only informative and educational, they raise awareness whilst still being fun and engaging. They bring staff together from across the business, regardless of their roles, and this positivity is then shared wider with family and friends.
“We’re very proud to have achieved the Gold status and will continue to deliver activities and campaigns focussed on both physical and mental health as part of our vision to improve the Art of Living.”
Gentoo is working in collaboration with 42 external partners and charities to shape the success of their ‘Happy Healthy Here’ programme, including national organisations as well as the local NHS and Health Champion’s network group, made up of our 40 staff with representatives from each department and division.
Gentoo Group’s whole ethos is about believing nothing is impossible and finding new ways to challenge conventions, Gentoo aims to make society a better place to live and to make a real difference to the way people live their life. To find out more about Gentoo, visit gentoogroup.com for more information or follow @gentoogroup on Twitter.