NEMEA Mental Health Programme

Looking after your mental health

The struggles of everyday life can have a big impact on your overall wellbeing.

Within VMware, we pride ourselves on our EPIC2 values that help share what we do, how we work and treat one another. VMware adopts those values to ensure all employees feel included and can get the support needed for their wellbeing.

That’s why we created our Mental Health First Aid team*.

We have over 50 Mental Health First Aiders that are based in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark who have all attended a two-day Mental Health First Aid course and are accredited in their field through MHFA England.

How we provide support

These volunteers:

  • Act as a point of contact and reassurance to employees who are experiencing any mental health or emotional stress and are unsure where to go for help
  • Can be that first initial contact in guiding you through the programmes we have in place and the best way to get professional support
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of any discussions with employees who approach them for assistance

Your conversations with a First Aider may be a quick chat or an in-depth meeting including, but not limited to:

  • Relationship problems and divorce
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Work related issues with colleagues or managers, or job security concerns
  • Health issues whether physical or mental
  • Someone close to you passing away and managing grief
  • Problems experienced by your children e.g. exam stress, eating disorders

Accessing Mental Health First Aid Support

Details of all our Mental Health First Aiders, their location and contact details can be found here. The team can also be recognized when in the office by their yellow VMware Mental Health First Aider lanyard.

Want to find out more or get involved with Mental Health First Aid?

Please contact and one of our team will respond to your question, or alternatively contact one of our First Aiders directly.

* Please note, our volunteers are not taught to diagnose mental health conditions. The accredited training they are given raises awareness of a wide range of potential signs of poor mental health, and gives them strategies and skills to offer initial support. If you need medical support, please contact our ICAS: Coaching, Therapy, and Work Life Services or your doctor for guidance.



Mental Health in NEMEA – Joe Baguley

Wellbeing @ VMware


Stress and Anxiety with Al Wybrew

Coming Out After 30 Years (skip to 11:15)

Mental Health in NEMEA


Braving the Storm

Redefining Mental Health Outreach for Employees

Supporting Your Mental Health When Working from Home

My Whole Self

5 Reasons to Take Your Break

Regular Events

Desert Island Discs – Podcast series

Zwift Group Rides – Virtual cycling

Connect Café – group discussions on compelling questions

Cook and Connect – social group meal preparation from a set recipe

Try Something New – a series of social events to discover new hobbies to enjoy

Mental Health Events

October 2022 Job Burnout – Listen to My Story With Stefan Tacke Passcode: 85ayTun=

June 2022 Mental Health in a Hybrid World with Petra Velzeboer

June 2022 Duality in Disruption with Monica Parker Passcode: %=$5JEUK

Mental Health Awareness Week

2021 Ross Anderson Keynote / Line Manager Panel

2020 Introduction / My Wellbeing Plan / TED Talks / Wrap-up

Stress Awareness Month 2020

Positive Coping (Passcode: U8#RL=##)

Helping Parents and Carers for Child Stress (Passcode: 7j^@Lnpm)

Mindfulness, Meditation and Visualisation

World Mental Health Day

2020 Recording / Slides / Recap from Ross Anderson

Joe Baguley



Hear from our sponsor Joe Baguley (Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer EMEA)
on why Mental Health is important to him

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2023, 3:12 PM