ClwydAlyn recognised nationally for mental health support

ClwydAlyn, a North Wales Housing Association, has been named a finalist in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category of the 2024 Working Families Best Practice Awards.

The awards celebrate employers across the UK whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces, in their support for parents and carers.


Clare Budden, Group CEO, ClwydAlyn Housing said: “Being named a national finalist in the Health and Wellbeing category is testament to our dedicated Health and Wellbeing team’s efforts.

“I’m so proud to say that our dedicated Health and Wellbeing Team was also recently awarded with the Gold level wellbeing quality mark for Mental Health First Aid Wales. 145 of our staff members are already trained as Mental Health First Aiders, and we’re one of only five other organisations across Wales with this Gold Quality Mark logo.”


Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive, Working Families said: “Once again, we have been able to select from outstanding organisations who are showing the world what is possible when employers are willing to go against the grain and lead by example. Their drive to create a more equitable, inclusive society that works for everyone is clear.”

Employers from a range of sectors across the UK have competed to catch the judges’ attention in nine categories and winners will be announced at an awards event at Apothecaries’ Hall on 26 June 2024.


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About ClwydAlyn
ClwydAlyn manages over 6,300 homes and provides care and support services across North Wales (Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and Isle of Anglesey).

Our mission is ‘together to beat poverty’ – We want everyone in North Wales to have access to excellent quality housing, and we want to work with partners to address the causes and impacts of poverty. In turn, helping to enrich our communities by giving support where it’s needed, whether that’s helping people getting back into work, combatting social isolation or providing access to nutritious food.


About Working Families

Working Families is a charity on a mission to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace. They provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work and give employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce. Furthermore, they advocate on behalf of the UK’s working parents and carers, influencing policy through campaigns informed by ground-breaking research.