FCS Recruitment has hosted a fundraising day in support of the Leeds branch of the mental health charity Mind.
The event, held at the Fuelcard offices in Leeds, involved a day of great fun and copious amounts of fundraising.
FCS Recruitment supports the cause of improving mental health, recognising what a major issue this can be in the workplace. Anxiety, depression and stress can make the working day much harder, harm performance and cause significant damage to personal wellbeing.
The event was arranged to coincide with Blue Monday, the day when, on average, people feel the gloomiest. The weather is cold, the days dark, the afterglow of Christmas has worn off and the bank balance is low. All these factors contribute to people feeling generally low.
However, instead of having a ‘Blue Monday’, the office went for a multicoloured one! Staff had some fun in the workplace, raised some cash and put a smile on lots of faces.
Staff dressed down, there were cakes on sale, and a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar. Perhaps most fun of all, there was a chance to put a custard pie in the face of the managers… Suffice to say, there was a long queue for this!
You might think that all this fun would stop much work being done, but that was far from the case. An unprecedented 26 applications were received.
That may also suggest that lots of people fancy a career change to get their new year off to a flier.
While that could be a big boost for those who get new jobs, the underlying causes of mental health issues may remain. That is why the work of charities like Mind is so valuable – and why Fuelcard Services is so keen to support what they do.
Fuel Card Services believes in looking after its employees, which includes a good work-life balance. Find out more about a career with us at www.career4you.co.uk