Plan Ahead: Project delivery experts launch Sonder to build employee wellbeing foundations

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From the Commonwealth Games to Brentford Stadium, Plan Ahead has supported some of the highest profile and most challenging construction projects in the UK.

Having grown steadily over the years, with a team of 40+ staff across three offices, Plan Ahead is keen to invest in the wellbeing of their team as expansion continues.

Mindful that employees face many complex challenges in their lives, and that traditional EAP solutions had achieved a low uptake, Plan Ahead knew they needed an effective alternative to support their team. So to offer their people complete care across medical, mental health and safety, Plan Ahead partnered with Sonder.

Announcing the partnership to support their people, Matt Flack, Founder and MD at Plan Ahead, said:

"The health and wellbeing of our team is a priority for us and in a time when every news article seems to deliver one catastrophe after another, we know at times life can be overwhelming.
This is why we have chosen to partner with Sonder, who offer an alternative to the usual EAP provisions out there in the marketplace.
What really stands out for us is their unique approach to providing medical, safety and psychological safety for our team, along with a hands-on approach to help drive engagement".

- Matt Flack, Founder and MD at Plan Ahead

Planning ahead with Sonder

Traditional health, wellbeing and safety solutions are reactive by design. However, Plan Ahead keenly understands the value of being proactive rather than reactive.
With Sonder's early intervention platform, Plan Ahead are now proactively supporting their people before they reach crisis. That's because when you intervene earlier, you are more likely to drive effective results. With Sonder, Plan Ahead's team can now:

  • Treat anxiety and burnout before it becomes unplanned time off
  • Answer a medical question without a long wait at the GP
  • Use Sonder's safety features to prevent a critical incident

All colleagues at Plan Ahead now also have access to 24/7 immediate clinical from registered health professionals through chat or phone, as well as wellbeing tools and resources, including assessments and notifications to keep healthy habits on track.

Colleagues across the UK can even tap into the Sonder Responder network, providing rapid support to the workplace for critical incidents.

Driving engagement

Going forward, Plan Ahead will benefit from Sonder's hands-on account management as they drive engagement with their new platform. The business has even extended Sonder beyond the workplace, giving their friends and families 24/7 access to medical, mental health and safety support.

"Working across the largest construction projects in the country, Plan Ahead is an organisation built on the value of proactivity over reactivity. I couldn't agree more with that approach and I'm looking forward to seeing the team at Plan Ahead get access to our early intervention platform."

- Craig Cowdrey, Co-founder and CEO of Sonder.

About Sonder

Sonder is an Active Care technology company that helps organisations improve the wellbeing of their people so they perform at their best. Our mobile app provides immediate, 24/7 support from a team of safety, medical, and mental health professionals - plus onsite help for time-sensitive scenarios. Accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), our platform gives leaders the insights they need to act on tomorrow's wellbeing challenges today.

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