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St Austell Brewery
St Austell is an independent, family run brewery
What we do:
St Austell brewery produces many of the region’s most popular beers for sale in pubs, bars and supermarkets in Cornwall, Devon, across the UK and overseas. St Austell Brewery is also the South West’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5000 bars, restaurants, hotels, pubs and clubs in South West England.
St Austell brewery pubs can be found all over the South West, from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly.
St Austell Brewery’s Training Centre, Academy 1851, is a center of excellence in training for the hospitality sector.
Why we became a healthy workplace:
Creating an environment that people are happy to work in, feel positive about coming to every day and actually benefit from are all considerations that mean St Austell Brewery are able to keep talented individuals within our organisation, helping them to develop their careers and allowing us to make use of that talent to stay successful and competitive in an increasingly demanding market place.
Recent health and well being activities:
We have opened the HOPS room.
The HOPS (Health Optimisation and Promotion Scheme) is a workplace initiative that brings together and promotes all the health workplace initiatives we offer and enables employees to easily access activities or support.
The provides a private space for the Occupational Health Manager to meet with employees and offer support. It also houses literature in relation to health promotion and support. The room has been used constantly and as it is situated in the middle of the production areas allows easy access for employees.
We have undertaken the Call Push rescue initiative from the British Heart Foundation and have to date trained 97 employees in basic resuscitation techniques.
One of the employees had a meeting with the Occupational Health manager because he was struggling with his mental health. He was offered 3 sessions of face to face counselling funded by the brewery, Keeping Well at work leaflet, Mindfulness toolkit leaflet, voluntary organisation information sheet and the opportunity to have reduced or amended hours.
This employee has since reduced his alcohol intake, organised his work life balance to be more conducive to rest, has changed his diet to be healthier and has accessed counselling. Although he acknowledges this will be a long struggle, he is feeling infinitely better, his relationship with his partner has improved, he is more productive at work and he is generally happier.