Why firms such as SABIC and AV Dawson enlist Still Human to help with workplace wellbeing

Rarely has wellbeing in the workplace been more important – and by teaming up with the likes of SABIC and AV Dawson, Still Human is ensuring it gets the attention it deserves.

A psychology teacher for 25 years, Still Human founder and Managing Director Julie Liddell and her team share simple, effective ways to improve staff wellbeing with companies across all sectors – from industry and business to voluntary groups and, naturally, the education sector, where it is part of educational support services organisation The Edwin Group.

Still Human delivers workshops on various topics, including stress management, mindfulness and wellbeing champion training.

And through its trailblazing work on menopause awareness, it’s encouraging women AND men to give long overdue prominence and understanding to a subject that was once almost taboo.

Its work with global chemicals giant SABIC at its Teesside operation shows perfectly how Still Human can help firms develop a staff wellbeing strategy and give employees tools to look after their own wellbeing.

At SABIC, Still Human has:

- Given ground-breaking training to create “menopause ambassadors” – including five men – who spread the word about menopause issues and offer support to employees, partners and family members.

- Trained “Wellbeing Champions” to help support the creation of SABIC Teesside’s wellbeing charter.

- Delivered stress management and rest workshops to all employees.

- Worked with mangers to ensure consistency of staff wellbeing messages throughout the organisation.


 SABIC Teesside’s senior HR manager Nicola Duffey said: “SABIC and Still Human have worked together for some time now to embed our employees’ health and wellbeing as business priorities at the Teesside site.

“Still Human have helped up-skill and educate our Wellbeing Champions, which has enabled us to develop a vision and strategy for SABIC, gaining the support of our senior leaders and engaging our employees.

“In 2023, SABIC was awarded the Health Leadership Award by the Chemical Industry Association, which was in part due to the work we have done with Still Human.”

Another major player on the Tees business scene, AV Dawson, also enlisted Still Human’s help. People and culture director Louise Croce explained: “As part of our Leadership Academy and the focus on emotional intelligence, we identified that a number of our employees wanted to improve their ability to deal with stressful situations for themselves and their team members.

“Still Human delivered an extensive workshop to support this development area and it was so positively received, we have plans to run further workshops in the future.

“Employees emphasised how much this has helped them prevent stressful situations developing, not only at work but also at home.”

But it’s all part of the service for Julie and her team – Wellbeing Facilitators Tracy White and Dr Mary Bilton, plus Marketing Manager Emma Turnbull and Partnership Manager Charnice Scott – as they continue their mission to put workplace wellbeing higher up the business world agenda.

Julie said: “We are passionate about giving people the tools they need to be able to look after their own wellbeing.

“It’s great to see so many companies embracing the wellbeing of their staff and making sure it is a priority.

“Looking after the wellbeing of staff aids retention and makes sure valuable team members with a wealth of knowledge continue to thrive in the industry.”

If you would like to work with Still Human to improve the wellbeing of staff in your business or organisation, please contact the team here


Article originally written by Dave Robson at Tees Business. See the original article here