Solarframe Invests in Employee Emotional Resilience

Creating A Culture for Improved Mental Health

Rotherham based Solarframe Holdings Ltd has teamed up with Kate Ashley-Norman of Positive Mind Management to integrate a long term approach to its employee mental health. The initiative will ensure its 100 employees take a proactive approach to building good mental health now, and in the future.

Over the next 12 months, all 100 Solarframe employees will have dynamic access to emotional wellbeing information, tools and resources aimed at helping them strengthen psychological resilience. A number of initiatives will also be run over the course of the year to ensure that good mental health habits are developed, and maintained at the forefront of employees’ day to day activities. This positive and empowering approach focuses on wellbeing, nurturing strong psychological roots, widening perspectives, and having a healthy approach to all emotions, good and bad.

“Having battled personally in the past with my own depression, I know how important it is to lead by example and provide the necessary help and support to the people who are the very backbone of Solarframe”, commented managing director Steve Taylor. “A long term strategy is important to start a shift in the hearts and minds of every individual. Whether extra support is needed now or in the future, there is no denying that mental health issues affect us all to varying degrees, at varying times.

“I was struck by the proactive and compounding approach that Positive Mind Management takes – building good mental wellbeing brick by brick, week by week, month by month. The consistency over the next 12 months will be a valuable thread for us all to follow in these very unpredictable times.”

Positive Mind Management offers an affordable and accessible mental wellbeing platform for all – an environment in which every single employee within an organisation can learn the necessary knowledge and skills to build good emotional wellbeing. Utilising a brick by brick type approach, employees become more aware of their own emotions (good & bad), understand them in context, manage them effectively, and leverage the energy they create for their own benefit, and ultimately the benefit of their workplace as well.

“Good mental health is a learning experience, and can be achieved no matter your background, your experiences, or your current situation” added Kate Ashley-Norman of Positive Mind Management. ”Creating a mentally strong and resilient culture takes time and effort, and setting the scene is an important part of that. It then takes consistent effort and a proactive, focussed and targeted campaign to keep the importance of learning and developing good habits at the forefront of everyone’s attention. You need dedication, but the result is a workforce that is more engaged, productive, happier and healthier.”

Kate Ashley-Norman has combined her knowledge, passion and experience of positive psychology and emotional intelligence, with her knowledge, passion and experience of the fenestration industry, to create a dedicated environment to support and strengthen the emotional resilience of business owners and their employees.