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 [1] 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 [2].

How we provide support

These volunteers:

Your conversations with a First Aider 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 [3]. 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  [4]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 mental ill healthand 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 in NEMEA – Joe Baguley [6]

Wellbeing @ VMware [7]


Stress and Anxiety with Al Wybrew [8]

Coming Out After 30 Years [9] (skip to 11:15)

Mental Health in NEMEA [10]


Braving the Storm [11]

Redefining Mental Health Outreach for Employees [12]

Supporting Your Mental Health When Working from Home [13]

My Whole Self [14]

5 Reasons to Take Your Break [15]

Regular Events

Desert Island Discs [16] – Podcast series

Zwift Group Rides [17] – Virtual cycling

Connect Café – group discussions on compelling questions

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

Mental Health Events

Mental Health Awareness Week

2021 Ross Anderson Keynote [18] / Line Manager Panel [19]

2020 Introduction [20] / My Wellbeing Plan [21] / TED Talks [22] / Wrap-up [23]

Stress Awareness Month 2020

Positive Coping [24] (Passcode: U8#RL=##)

Helping Parents and Carers for Child Stress [25] (Passcode: 7j^@Lnpm)

Mindfulness, Meditation and Visualisation [26]

World Mental Health Day

2020 Recording [27] / Slides [28] / Recap from Ross Anderson [29]

Joe Baguley



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