2,500 female Kier employees set to access personalised health support

Natalie Geraghty, head of communications for Kier Highways, has used the Peppy app for specific treatment.

2,500 female employees at Kier are set to benefit from personalised women’s health support, as the group expands its service offering with digital health app Peppy.

Kier offers health and wellbeing support from Peppy to all its employees. 

In July 2022, the service launched with offerings for men’s health, fertility, baby and menopause while the women’s health pillar was developed and this enhanced service will provide further support to women at Kier. 

Kier says this latest initiative will enhance the services provided to its female employees, who will now benefit from personalised and holistic physical and mental health support.

The Peppy women’s health app connects Kier’s people to expert women’s health nurses, offering practical guidance and emotional support that is easy to access, personalised and confidential.

The service is for women, those who identify as female, were assigned female at birth, have female biological and physiological anatomy, or who have an interest in female health conditions and wellbeing.

Peppy Women’s Health covers the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), gynaecological health, body image issues, miscarriage and baby loss, depression, anxiety and stress, contraception, nutrition and exercise, and optimising sleep. It also includes access to health courses, and regular educational events.

Caroline Forsyth, group rewards director, Kier, says: “Our introduction of the Peppy app in the summer proved hugely successful, offering real and tangible health and wellbeing support to all our employees. 

“We added the women’s health pillar as soon as Peppy made it available, ensuring now we have services specifically for women’s health. Life has its challenges, often unexpected and, at Kier, we put our people first. The Peppy app supports them when they need it most.

“The Peppy app supports a number of our key people pillars, including wellbeing, and talent attraction and retention.”

Natalie Geraghty, head of communications for Kier Highways, has used the Peppy app for specific treatment. 

She said: “Having suffered with endometriosis symptoms since my early teens, I was finally diagnosed with the condition last year via laparoscopy. How this has affected my fertility is a big concern to me, especially as I don’t yet have children of my own and I am 37.

“The introduction of the Peppy app has been invaluable to me. I have been able to speak to a fertility and women’s health practitioner instantly via the private chat function. I was able to discuss my experience and concerns on the chat when convenient to me and then follow up with an appointment if I felt it was necessary.

“Having an employer that recognises the need to support its employees like this is fantastic.”

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