News - March 2020

Positive Thinking.....

We will get through this.


There is hope !

Mental health and wellbeing of staff is paramount.

We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families.

People may experience a variety of feelings and thoughts during the current situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Something like this is upsetting for everyone involved. 

People may be experiencing many different emotions like fear, anger, confusion and disbelief. These are all normal feelings in this type of situation. Their reactions appear in different ways, not only in the way someone feels, but in the way they think and what they think 


  • Stay informed through trusted resources 
  • Spend more time with family and friends and offer your support.
  • Be patient with yourself and others. It’s common to have any number of temporary stress reactions such as fear, anger, frustration and anxiety.
  • Encourage children to express their feelings and thoughts. Reassure them about their safety.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety, or feel like you want to talk to someone. Remember Mears Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides colleagues with useful advice and guidance for day-to-day enquiries.

The EAP service is a confidential 24/7, 365 days a year service.

Call 0800015 7287 for help with issues including health and relationships, financial or legal queries, or visit

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Mears Foundation Easter Raffle 2020

The Mears Foundation Easter raffle starts Monday 23rd March 2020..

Even chocoholics might have their work cut out consuming the treats in our raffle.

Hotel Chocolat Classic Ostrich or the Family Easter box is plenty to share with all the family or keep the winner going all Easter!

These prizes are a perfect indulgent treat for all chocoholics.

Just £2 per ticket

Raffle tickets are available via the Mears Foundation website at, from 23rd March  - 3rd April 2020.

The cost of tickets purchased will be deducted from your pay.

Closing date for ticket purchases is 5 p.m. on  Friday 3rd March 2020.

Strictly for Mears Employees only


Good luck!