ENS and South East and Central Essex Mind partnership: 1 year on

Posted: 22nd March 2019

We want to make ENS the best place to work by creating a stress-free, productive workplace that is committed to promoting positive staff wellbeing. That’s why we partnered with local mental health charity, South East and Central Essex Mind (SECE Mind) in 2018.

Our first year has been an incredible success, bringing about plenty of positive change within the company! We managed to raise over £1,800 for a cause close to our hearts!
Thanks to SECE Mind’s expertise and training, we’ve also already made strides towards our goal of becoming one of the best places to work, with the introduction of our stress hotline and staff wellbeing meetings.

The training our managers received really helped promote a company-wide focus on improving staff wellbeing. Here’s what one of our managers had to say:

“After spending time with the experts from SECE Mind I quickly realised that the time I was offering my team and my staff was inadequate and not as meaningful to them as it should be.

Over the past 12 months, I’ve had team members who have seriously struggled with their mental health. They’ve had input from mental health teams as well as ENS.

My team members are in a much better place now and thankfully appear to be on the mend. ENS offered flexibility to support them as well as patience with their work.

With SECE Mind’s guidance, we’ve adopted a more sensitive approach to poorly staff, where we balance the management of staff sickness with fairness on an individual basis. This approach has had a positive effect!”

We’re all very excited to continue working with SECE Mind in 2019! We’re continuing to raising money for a good cause and improving how we handle mental health internally.

Our Mental health commitment

“Our goal at ENS is to have a productive work place with positive wellbeing, visibly being committed to positive mental health.

We recognise that at times our jobs and lives can be tough, and we want you to know that we are here to support you.

We aim to do this by creating a culture of communication, transparency, and emotional intelligence. In doing so, we will be able to understand and respond to each other in a professional and empathetic way creating a balanced work place. #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay!”

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What people are saying about ENS

ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.

Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.

Darren, Drapers Academy in Harold Hill

My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.

Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England