Mint Property Finance

Mint Property Finance invests in workplace health and wellbeing

Mint Property Finance is launching an initiative to promote health and wellbeing at its Cheshire headquarters.

The strategy is designed to support staff both mentally and physically, following Covid-19.

“After such a challenging year, employee wellbeing has to be a top priority,” said Andrew Lazare, founder and managing director of Mint (pictured above).

“Many people have experienced high levels of stress and anxiety throughout the pandemic, whether they’ve been feeling isolated during lockdown; struggling with concerns about their health; or worrying about the wellbeing of family, friends and colleagues. 

“We all need to be mindful of the impact this can have on mental health.”

The lender’s plans to champion wellness in the workplace include flexible working, regular breakout sessions, access to mental health first aiders, and a partnership with health plan provider, Medicash.

The company funded Medicash scheme will offer Mint employees access to a range of healthcare benefits, including cashback for dental treatments and optical bills, and support with physiotherapy and counselling sessions.

Staff will also benefit from virtual GP consultations, gym discounts, exercise videos, online yoga, guided meditations, and self-help advice. 

Employees are invited to use the SkinVision app too, which helps to identify the most common types of skin cancer by assessing skin spots and moles on a regular basis.

The scheme will also cover dependent children and allows employees to add other family members to their health plan.

“We’re proud that the team at Mint have access to qualified and experienced mental health first aiders who are trained to provide support to employees who may be in need of help and guidance,” Andrew added.

“Our people are at the heart of everything we do and it’s vital that the whole team feels cared for and well supported as we start to move towards a hybrid way of working post-Covid.”

As part of the health and wellbeing strategy, the lender’s team members are encouraged to regularly schedule time to chat with co-workers, display random acts of kindness towards colleagues, and nominate a charity of their choice every month to which the business will make a financial contribution.

The business has already donated £10,000 to charities this year, including a recent donation of £850 to mental health charity MIND.

Staff have also chosen to support local charities, such as Cash for Kids, an organisation that provides invaluable support to children across the North West, as well as Holocaust memorial initiative The Yellow Candle Project, and World Jewish Relief — a charity that helps poverty-stricken people of all religions from Eastern Europe to access essential food and clothing.

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