It is important that we support our employees in navigating wider issues that they may face in their daily lives, especially throughout this unexpected and persistent COVID-19 pandemic. We extended the reach of our Employee Assistance Programme to cover our international locations and delivered a series of online resources, including wellbeing webinars for employees to attend virtually. In the US, the team also launched a Resilience Hub to offer physical, emotional, financial and mindfulness ideas and activities to encourage a healthy focus on total wellbeing.
Our Employee Assistance Programme provides assistance to employees across a range of issues, including mental and financial wellbeing. Assistance comes in the form of face-to-face and telephone counselling. We continue to promote mental health awareness programmes across the business, which this year included virtual wellbeing and resilience sessions to support employees during the pandemic. We have trained mental health first aiders and champions to support employees experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress at work or whilst working from home.