The Lowry, one of the largest arts venues outside London, has chosen Ashia from Frog Systems to help support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff and volunteers.
In total 650 employees and volunteers will have access to Ashia, the wellbeing streaming service which has 1000s of personal stories, expert videos, podcasts, films and digital resources plus the biggest directory of support organisations in the UK.
Based in Salford, The Lowry is a charity committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. The multi-platform arts venue focuses on trying to reach some of the hardest-to-reach communities and is still in a period of recovery following the Covid pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Phil Worms, CEO of Frog Systems, said: “It’s been a tough time for the arts in general in recent years and The Lowry has not been immune. We are delighted to support the staff and volunteers who are in turn helping The Lowry to brighten the lives of so many others in the wider community.”
Ashia will sit alongside an in-house counselling service and an employee engagement platform to provide an holistic package of freely available support that staff and volunteers, who are aged between 18 and 94 years old, can draw on for help at any time of the day or night.
Julia Fawcett, CEO of The Lowry, said: “It’s so important we continue to do all we can to support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers. Bringing Ashia on board as a tool for them to access is another proactive way we can look to do this. I hope everyone at The Lowry finds it of use.”
In addition to supportive content and connecting staff and volunteers from The Lowry with useful services and organisations, Ashia will also provide them with regular discounts on everyday wellbeing products and treats, such as cinema tickets, healthy eating and wellness apps.
Ashia offers a low-cost, high-value wellbeing support platform for any size of business, providing on-demand content and resources across 16 areas of mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
Find out more about Ashia and Frog Systems at frogsystems.co.uk