Rhianwen Condron has been instrumental to the success of raising awareness and supporting colleagues and is a highly respected wellbeing practitioner.
In 2015 Rhianwen suffered a serious accident and was told by experts she would never work onsite again. Numerous operations followed and Rhianwen experienced many dark days and mental health struggles whilst coping with the devastating prognosis.
Despite this, Rhianwen trained as a MHFA and saw it as her opportunity to help and support others, drawing on her own experience, and working passionately to get colleagues the professional help that they need.
Her courage and support has lifted the barrier to discussing mental health and this openness has led to increased and improved mental health engagement with the workforce and has totally transformed the company’s ways of working.
She produces a Wellbeing Plan, which identifies new events and ideas to support colleagues and because of her hard work and determination to make a difference, there are now 23 ‘Wellbeing Champions’.
Her other initiatives – many of which have been rolled out to client companies and their suppliers, include implementing Time to Talk Sessions, Mens’ Health Week, and the creation of a Wellbeing Room, which provides an environment where people can talk about any issues and access much needed wellbeing care and resources.