Workplace Wellness, the Employee Assistance expert at Right Management, has been appointed by National Grid to deliver its Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and employs over 9,000 members of staff in the UK.

Andy Buxton – Health and Wellbeing manager of National Grid says of the appointment: “We are happy to be working with Right Management to ensure our staff have support of this kind if they require it. Right Management were successfully awarded the contract as a reflection of its high quality and standard of innovation. The team’s approach to partnering with other wellbeing and health stakeholders has been an essential part of providing a cohesive health strategy for us and a critical component of our wellbeing programme.”

David Elliott, Business Development Director for Workplace Wellness, says: “National Grid recognise the value of providing wellbeing support to staff and we are pleased to be able to help deliver this support.

CIPD state that stress is the number one cause of long-term absence in the UK workplace. We believe no organisation will be successful in a globally competitive world with anything but healthy and productive people.”