WESLEYAN EXTENDS PACKAGE OF CARE MEASURES FOR KEY WORKERS
- New personalised assessment service launched for members to support mental health and wellbeing
- Wesleyan Chair Nathan Moss, non-executive directors, and Group CEO, Mario Mazzocchi to donate at least 10 per cent of salary to charitable causes for six months
Wesleyan, the specialist financial services provider for doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers, has extended its COVID-19 support package for its customers, many of whom are on the front-line dealing with the ongoing pandemic.
To support the growing number of professionals who are experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties, the financial mutual has launched a psychological triage assessment service. The online screening gives users access to clinical consultants who can advise on wellbeing, as well as offer virtual cognitive behavioural therapy and physiotherapy if required.
The dedicated service is a part of the Wesleyan Wellbeing offering, a new online platform that gives people access to free 24/7 health and wellbeing support,
Wesleyan’s Board of Directors have made a personal commitment to show their gratitude for the work being undertaken by the UK’s key workers. Each non-executive director will donate 10% of their salary for the next six months to charities and organisations supporting the mental health needs of key workers, as will Group CEO Mario Mazzocchi. Chair Nathan Moss will donate 20% of his salary to these causes. Non-executive directors have also declined their scheduled pay increase for 2020.
The Birmingham-based mutual has also announced that the Group’s executive committee members will forego any performance-related bonuses during 2020
Nathan Moss, Chair of Wesleyan, said: “At Wesleyan, we are proud to be creating brighter financial futures for the UK’s most trusted professions, and we want to show our gratitude for their ongoing sacrifice and commitment during these difficult times.
“As a mutual with the interests of our members and communities at heart, we hope that this psychological support service, together with our charitable donations, will help to ease some of the pressures that are being faced by our members and front-line workers.”
To-date the Wesleyan Foundation has gifted £100,000 to charitable organisations providing mental health support to doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers including NHS Practitioner Health, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, Dental Health Support Programme and the Titan Partnership, which provides education support for schools across Birmingham
For more information visit https://covid19.wesleyan.co.uk/