Why has the Tigers Trust joined Working Voices?
Matt Conway, Tigers Trust Programme Manage tells us:
“We want our workforce to know that as an organisation we care about their health and wellbeing. For us, Working Voices will help us to support our staff by providing useful health and wellbeing opportunities to them, and we will be supported by the CCG in doing so.”
“The chance for our workforce to contribute their views to the CCG, when consulting about local health care issues, is also something we value. We are excited to be one of the first local businesses to sign up to Working Voices.”
Benefits of joining Working Voices
The Tigers Trust identified a Working Voices Champion, who acts as the direct link between NHS Hull CCG and the organisation.
A need for mental health first aid awareness training was identified and access to a Mental health First Aid course organised. Working Voices Champion Ed Griffiths explained:
The course was great and really useful for myself. I will certainly benefit from going on the MHFA course for my job role at the Tigers Trust as we work with such a diverse range of participants from young children through to the elderly. Being able to spot the signs and symptoms of different Mental Health illnesses and how I would be able to respond and support any individuals. I am confident in how to deal with what may be a very testing and uncomfortable situation and knowing about different support avenues to sign post people towards.
An in-house briefing is now being arranged for the entire workforce.
One area of focus for Working Voices is that of consultation and engagement. The Tigers Trust will work with NHS Hull CCG to ensure the right communications techniques are identified, meaning their workforce are given opportunities to get involved in consultation activities and have their voice heard.
About Tigers Trust
The Tigers Sport and Education Trust is a charity which aims to make a difference to people’s lives by involving them in sport as it is proven that sport can tackle a wide range of issues such as health, unemployment and crime. Through their work, the Tigers Trust promote the values linked with sporting success, and upskill participants through practical activity.
With a workforce of around 40 full and part time members of staff, a large cohort of volunteers and participants, and a high profile association with professional football, the Tigers Trust are an integral organisation to get involved with the NHS Hull CCG Working Voices programme.
[Photographed: NHS Hull CCG Engagement Manager, Sam Barlow, with Tigers Trust Programme Manager Matt Conway and the Tigers Trust Working Voices Champion Ed Griffiths.]