Allianz launches

Mental health first aid training for employees

Posted: 03 July 2019
Allianz believes employee wellbeing, health and safety are all equally important. Giving our people managers the skills to effectively support their teams is also a key part of our commitment to building high performing teams.
Working with specialists in this field, as well as having Mind as our corporate charity partner we have a fantastic opportunity to further improve our knowledge and understanding of mental health.
"The training develops the skills needed to recognise various mental health conditions and help colleagues needing assistance to find the most appropriate support."
Diana Salmon, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Allianz Insurance plc

Currently Allianz employees have access to a number of resources to call upon in times of need:

  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to a free, confidential helpline, as well as face to face counselling
  • Occupational health advice – guidance on how to support colleagues within the workplace
  • Mental health awareness training – as well as mindfulness and building resilience
  • Information – available on the intranet, including the Wellbeing site
  • Wellbeing champions – promoting and engaging colleagues with activities to reduce stress within the working environment

As an organisation we’re committed to having the same number of mental health first aiders as we have physical first aiders with the same status and time for training. A new development to support this aim is the introduction of Mental Health First Aider Training.

Employees can register for two courses: 

  • Mental Health First Aider Training
  • Mental Health Training for Line Managers

Allianz’s Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager Diana Salmon, said:

"The training develops the skills needed to recognise various mental health conditions and help colleagues needing assistance to find the most appropriate support. I’m sure we will get a strong response from people wanting to sign up."

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. 

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or expectations, that are based on management's current views and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance figures, or events may differ significantly from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive situation in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility, liquidity, and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, including those resulting from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related integration issues and reorganization measures, and (xi) the general competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local, regional, national, and/or global level. Many of these changes can be exacerbated by terrorist activities.

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*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.

Amy Yorston
PR Consultant
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