NEMEA Mental Health Programme

Looking after your mental health

The struggles of everyday life – divorce, illness, death of a loved one, problems at work – can have a big impact on your health.

Within VMware, we pride ourselves on our EPIC2 [1] values that help share what we do, how we work and treat one another. VMware cares about espousing those values to ensure all employees feel included are able to get the support needed on their well-being journey.

How we provide support

That’s why we created our first Mental Health First Aid team* to provide employee support.

We have over 50 Mental Health First Aiders that are based in Staines, Manchester, Cork, Dublin, Utrecht, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Belgium who have all attended a two-day Mental Health First Aid course and now accredited in their field through MHFA [2].

Some confidential conversations with a First Aid volunteer may be a quick chat or an in-depth meeting including, but not limited to:

Accessing Mental Health First Aid Support

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

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

Please contact mentalhealth@vmware.com [3]and one of our team will respond to your question or alternatively contact one of our Mental Health First Aiders [4] [VMware network access required] 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 mental ill 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 [5] or your doctor for guidance.

Mental Health Presentations and Videos

Awards
NEMEA Mental Health Awards [6]

Videos
Breaking the silence video [7]

VMware Health and Wellbeing – Al Wybrew [8]

Mental Health in NEMEA [9] [VMware network access required]

World Mental Health Day [10] [VMware network access required]

Presentations

World Mental Health Day 2020 (Video) [11]

World Mental Health Day 2020 [12]

World Mental Health Day 2020 Summary by Ross Anderson [13]

Positive Stress Management – a multigenerational perspective [14]

Stress Awareness Month 2020

Session 1: Get the Best of Stress [15]

Session 2: Positive Coping [16] (Password: U8#RL=##)

Session 3: Helping Parents and Carers for Child Stress [17] (Password: 7j^@Lnpm)

Session 4: SuperMinds [18]

Promoting Positive Mental Health in NEMEA (Nordics Kick off) Sept 2019 [19]

Mental health presentation Joe Baguley April 2019 [20]

 


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