Source: ZF announcement

WREXHAM, U.K. — ZF Aftermarket is making employee wellbeing a priority with its latest mental health initiative.

The company has opened a new medical room at its site in Wrexham, offering its employees a place to go if they are experiencing mental health illness. Along with this, ZF has also assigned a team of mental health first aiders to help support staff members.

The new medical room is spilt into two areas: a mental wellbeing area and general first aid area. The first half of the room is to be used for occupational health services and a place for first aid to be administered in case of injury.

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The other half of the room is a more informal space to assist when anyone is emotionally distressed and needs mental health support. Here, conversation is encouraged in a safe and calm place with some privacy to bring tranquility and peace.

“Looking after employee welfare has always been key at ZF. The coronavirus pandemic has seen a sharp rise in mental health issues and pressures and so ZF’s new mental health first aiders team and medical room has provided us with an opportunity to develop a better mental health support network for our employees,” said Lloyd Williams, Human Resources Officer at ZF Aftermarket.

About ZF

ZF is a global technology company suppling systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.