Summer wellbeing week reminder

CFG will close for one week at the end of July 2023 to focus on wellbeing.


As part of CFG's commitment to supporting the wellbeing of its employees, we will be closed for the last week of July.

CFG’s office will be closed from 9am on Monday 24 July until 9am on Monday 31 July. The whole team will be using this time away from work for rest and wellness.

As part of our package of staff benefits, which includes flexible working, paid volunteering and access to our 24-hour, free and confidential mental wellbeing platform Plumm, we observe two wellbeing weeks each year, in the summer and winter.

Wellbeing weeks are not like annual leave. There’s no pressure to hand work and projects over to colleagues before the out of office message go on because everyone is away from the office together.

What will CFG’s wellbeing week mean for you, our members?

We believe there’s never been a more important time to champion wellbeing in the workplace. But we know that the world doesn’t stop when we do.

We don’t want our breaks to become a source of stress for our members. We are still here if you need us.

If your enquiry isn’t urgent and can wait until our return on Monday 31 July, then please email as you normally would. If you’re not sure who to direct your enquiry to, email our general enquiries inbox.

If you need to urgently talk to a member of the team, access advice, or discuss an urgent matter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

We are still providing limited phone cover for those times when an email just isn't quick enough. You can phone 0845 3453192 and leave a message. One of us will be there to help.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or questions about our wellbeing weeks, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Investing in our own wellbeing

Around 16 million days of sickness absence is caused by mental health problems each year, costing businesses around £8.6 billion. But does it need to be this way? We don’t think so.

It makes good economic sense for organisations to invest in the mental health of staff. For every £1 spent on staff mental health, the organisation sees a £5.30 return.

But aside from the balance sheet, it’s simply the right thing to do. As Stevie Spring CBE and Poppy Jaman OBE both said at CFG’s 2022 Annual Conference:

If the charity sector can’t start the conversation on mental health, and look after its people, who will?


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