Meridian's focus on mental health
For Meridian Energy, caring for staff goes beyond what you’d usually expect.
For the country’s biggest generator of electricity, the mental health and well-being of its employees and the communities it serves is one of its biggest priorities. Meridian’s Healthy Minds programme is a six-week programme which focuses on several areas of mental health, and aims to break down the barriers that keep people from sharing how they’re feeling out of fear of judgement.
The campaign’s spokesman, Mike King, sees it as a crucial step in helping employees be their best selves, and hopes to see organisations around the country invest in similar programmes. Mike has long been a supporter of mental health initiatives, and is no stranger to the stigma that can be associated with mental health. Learn more about
Watch this video to learn more about the initiative from Mike King and Meridian’s Guy Waipara and Trish Allen. To learn more about the programme, reach out to Meridian Energy Safety Specialist and Healthy Minds Founder, Trish Allen at Trish.Allen@meridianenergy.co.nz.
If you or someone you know needs help, these free helplines operate 24/7:
- Depression helpline: 0800 111 757
- Lifeline: 0800 543 354
- You can also call/text 1737 if you need to talk
- Samaritans: 0800 726 666
- Youthline: 0800 376 633 or text 234