Our health and wellbeing is important and we have worked to develop a range of services, benefits, initiatives and policies to support staff in managing their mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Mental health awareness training has been provided to managers and we have many ECC employees who have volunteered to become Mental Health First Aiders.
Employees can get in touch with the Staff Counselling Service.
Work Life Balance
The council is committed to creating a working environment where you can successfully balance your working and home lives.
We understand that traditional work patterns don’t suit everyone, and that an individual’s needs often vary greatly over the course of a career. Finding the right role isn’t always easy especially if you need more flexibility for your ‘work/life balance’.
We therefore aim to be as flexible as possible, offering options that include variable hours, part-time working and home-working.
There are many people across the council who make the most of this flexibility, including some of our most senior employees.
Supporting Health and Wellbeing at Essex County Council