It is with great pleasure that STM Group (UK) Ltd announces the appointment of a new Wellbeing Champion, with a primary function of the leading the Company through its ongoing journey to continuously improve the level of wellbeing throughout the organisation, whilst creating a positive environment in which all staff are able to develop and thrive.

The STM Lead Human Resources Business Partner (Natalie Hurst) has agreed to assume responsibility for this business-critical role, aiming to provide an updated, focused, and innovative wellbeing plan. Through the recognised STM Wellbeing at Work Programme, Natalie and team will monitor, measure, and continuously improving the wellbeing levels of all internal customers.

Implemented in 2021, the Wellbeing at Work Programme was introduced as a means of ensuring all STM internal customers understand that there is an easy process for accessing wellbeing advice and support. The Programme enables easy access to a variety of internal and external resources, including the STM Centralus Benefits Platform, and the external wellbeing application T-Cup.

Supported by these key resources, the STM Wellbeing Champion and Senior Management Team are able to monitor staff wellbeing levels (via real-time data) on a daily basis. Importantly, this process also provides information and knowledge about individual circumstance, which enables focused action and the provision of support to those who are in need of additional care.

Natalie will continue to undertake specialised training in many areas, including Mental Health First Aid, which will not only provide invaluable skillsets, but also enable knowledge sharing and support to fellow staff members. Experience dictates that here has never been a more important time to support employee mental health and wellbeing. With its focus on a positive internal customer environment, STM believes that not only should every employee be encouraged to have a voice, but also have  the confidence to feel able to discuss any wellbeing challenges in a confidential, but supportive, supportive environment.

On her new appointment, Natalie Hurst commented: ‘’I am really excited and truly honoured to be appointed as the new STM Wellbeing Champion, where I will be working closely with the Senior Management Team, to ensure staff wellbeing is at the forefront of everyone’s agenda. Our employee’s wellbeing is such an important factor within the business, and I want to be able to raise awareness and provide the right tools, to ensure our internal customers are fully supported.’’