Supporting our staff and their wellbeing - Stress Awareness Week

  • 02/11/2021

It has been more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and for most of us it has had an impact on our lives in some way, both at home and at work. It has affected many peoples' mental health, wellbeing and also stress tolerance.

We believe it is so important to ensure our staff are well taken care of. World Mental Health Day was on the 10th October, and this week it is International Stress Awareness Week. So, we wanted to share some of the avenues of support we are fortunate to be able to provide to all of our staff.

Support available for our staff

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free service offered to all employees and their immediate family. It provides advice and guidance on things that could be affecting their wellbeing including:

  • Legal
  • Counselling
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Medical
  • Work
  • Stress
  • Mental Health

The service is entirely private and completely anonymous, providing our team with confidential advice 24/7, 365 days a year. The service is available via the telephone, online and through a mobile app.


Mental Health First Aiders

We have also recently invested in supporting some of our staff to become Mental Health First Aiders. They are not therapists or psychiatrists but they can give initial support and signpost our staff to the appropriate help if required.


Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

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