We are the only veterinary employer in the UK to offering all its employees the opportunity to participate in the Mindfulness in the Workplace programme.
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in the workplace because it has been proven to reduce the destructive effects of stress, builds resilience and creates engagement. Here at CVS we have identified mindfulness training as a valuable intervention to deal with stress in our organisation.
“Since doing the mindfulness course, my time management skills have improved and I find I can concentrate more on what I’m doing and I’m not so distracted at work. It’s more a case of; If I’m doing a job and someone came to the office door and asked me to do something I’ll say something like, ‘I’ll come and see in you five minutes,’ rather than jumping up and helping them straight away unless the situation really needs me. I don’t feel guilty about saying, ‘I can’t help you right now’”.
Gaynor Rigby, practice manager at Rosslyn Vet Centre.
Employee Assistance Programme
We all have times in our life when we need a little extra support. That is why CVS have teamed up with Health Assured to provide a service that’s there to help employees take care of their emotional health. The Employee Assistance Helpline is a free, confidential telephone support line that is open to all our employees and their family – 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.