The Healthy Minds Board of trustees met in person on Tuesday morning, 29th November 2022, with six trustees present, and Chief Officer, Operations Manager, Business Sustainability Manager, Projects Development Manager (presentation on the Staff Wellbeing Survey) and Admin Support (notes), also in attendance.
Healthy Minds’ Projects Development Manager, and lead for the Calderdale Wellbeing Service, presented the outcome of the recent Staff Wellbeing Survey. Trustees were glad to see that there was a high response rate for the survey (60% - NHS staff wellbeing survey responses are closer to 30%) and that there were plans in place to receive feedback from people who preferred, for any reason, not to return a survey. The Projects Development Manager set out the four areas which, according to the survey would improve wellbeing: improving the office environment; providing opportunities for improving physical health; better communication and clearer human resource (HR) processes; providing opportunities for staff bonding. Trustees were pleased to see responses already being put in place, and has asked for particular detail in relation to HR communications and processes. The Board thanked the Projects Development Manager for developing and presenting this most useful and important survey, all staff for providing feedback whether through survey or other means, and Healthy Minds leadership for introducing the survey.
The Board considered a number of options for 2022-23 pay awards. The Board approved a flat-rate taxable payment to all current staff in employment for 3 months or more, pro rata. Salaries will be raised by the same amount from 1st April 2023, plus a 2023-24 pay award, to be agreed during 2023. All staff will receive an additional day’s annual leave from 1st April 2023. Staff with 5 years service or more will receive further additional day(s) annual leave, up to an additional 5 days for those with 10 years’ service or more. The Chief Officer will communicate the pay and annual leave award in full detail to all staff. The Board thanked Kiah for developing and presenting this most useful and important survey, all staff for providing feedback whether through survey or other means, and Healthy Minds leadership for introducing the survey.
The Board also received and discussed the Chief Officer’s operational report, Annual Report and Annual Meeting (AGM) arrangements, an update on employment and other policies, and current financial position. The AGM will be on 14th December 2022, 6pm, before the Winter Warmer event, and is open to all.
Trustees look forward to joining with staff, volunteers and service users at the Christmas Concert on 10th December, at the AGM and/or the Winter Warmer event on 14th December.
Chair of Trustees, 25th January 2023
We would like to invite you to a very special event to celebrate the launch of our brand-new Volunteer-led programme and to spread the word about all the other fabulous services Healthy Minds has to offer adults in Calderdale!
New Year, New Us Fayre