The training is being provided by The Haven

OSB Group provides colleagues with domestic abuse awareness training

OSB Group is providing its staff with domestic abuse awareness training alongside bolstering support offered to colleagues, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Training is being provided by a refuge for women and children, The Haven, via the Purple Pledge, a scheme that aims to ensure that workplaces are open and safe spaces where employees can feel comfortable disclosing abuse, and whereby employers and colleagues are able to support them.

OSB Group has a longstanding partnership with The Haven in Wolverhampton.

Earlier this year, the group also gifted Mental Health First Aid training to Demelza, a Kent based children’s hospice — the training included a learning framework to help the charity colleagues to listen without judgement, and signpost available support via both professional and charitable organisations, as well as cover the importance of family and friends support networks.

Neil Richardson, chief sustainability officer at OSB Group, said “The strong partnerships we hold within our local communities is something we are immensely proud of here at OSB Group.

“To be able to knowledge and training share is really valuable to all involved — not only have been able to gift training to charity partners but we are also going to receive training from charity partners too. 

“This demonstrates the importance of partnerships going deeper than monetary funding, although that too is key to the support we provide.”

Oliver Spencer, marketing and comms storytelling Officer at Demelza said: “The Mental Health First Aider course was so valuable — my role at Demelza means I spend a lot of time with different teams across the whole organisation, so I’m really well-placed to recognise someone who might be struggling with poor mental health."

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