TG Lynes praised for mental health support for colleagues

TG Lynes has been praised for the way it supports its staff with in-house mental health support.

Enfield-based TG Lynes has enlisted the help of psychodynamic counsellor Elliot Chapman, of Lexden Counselling, to deliver one-to-one sessions to colleagues to assist with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, low self-worth and stress. Chapman visits TG Lynes once a fortnight to meet with anyone who wants support.

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Speaking during Mental Health Awareness Week, colleagues told of how the company had helped them make positive changes in their lives.

Michael Brett, TG Lynes senior sales executive, said: “Speaking with Elliot has benefited me greatly in my personal and home life.

“I was going through a bad time during the pandemic and was stuck in a bit of a rut. I was in a real depression stage.

“Elliot has taught me how to handle situations differently and try things I never would’ve done otherwise.

“I now understand how to take a step back and take a breath.”

Laura Janaway, TG Lynes marketing manager, added: “There was a time just before Elliot came in that I was starting to get unhelpful thought patterns.

“Something would go wrong, as it does all the time in life, and then I would get a spiralling effect when I feared that many other areas of my life would go wrong.

“I wouldn’t have gone to see Elliot if the sessions weren’t on offer from TG Lynes because I always felt there were people worse off than me but, when the opportunity was presented, I decided to go ahead with the sessions.

“It really has been a huge change for the better in my life and I’m extremely grateful for TG Lynes for the opportunity.”

Martin Hastings, managing director of TG Lynes, said: “A modern, responsible business is one which looks after its people and acknowledges that, sometimes, we all need a bit of support.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone and we’re committed to giving our employees opportunities to improve their personal lives, as well as their work.”

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