News From Around The Group Q2

Charlotte Looker
July 8, 2021

World Mental Health Day

To mark World Health Day in April, we asked Adam Hudgeon from the mental health charity REACH IOM to join us for a Q&A session. Our Wellbeing Lead, Luke Adebiyi, led the discussion during which Adam shared his top tips for self-care during lockdown.

The Capital Fitness Challenge

This quarter, we launched the Capital Fitness Challenge. Whether it's walking, cycling, running, swimming or strength training, our team are now recording their activities online in the hope of rising to the top of the leaderboards and winning a fitness-themed prize!

From couch potatoes to experienced athletes, lots of people are getting involved in the competition and becoming fitter in the process!

Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our team planted sunflowers. They have since been tending to them every day and watching them thrive on our windowsills with a prize for the tallest plant later in the year.

Our week of activities then continued with a refreshing 7am sea swim in Laxey Bay.

To round the week off, our Isle of Man and South Africa teams ventured out for a relaxing picnic in the sun. This was the perfect activity to follow Mental Health Campaigner Sarah Restall's talk which highlighted the importance of spending time outdoors to our wellbeing.

Cruse Bereavement Care Fundraiser

Golfers Andy Tinnion and Antony Kelsey headed out onto the fairways of Peel in support of the Mike Henthorn Cruse Bereavement Care fundraiser. Joined by Richard Mulhern from ZEDRA Group and John Batty from Boal & Co, an enjoyable day was had by all with a respectable performance from the Capital contingent.


We marked our 25 year anniversary with a family festival – Capichella. With bands, fairground rides, face paint and food, we hope staff and their families had an amazing day!

The Parish Walk

Our walkers and support crew put in an epic performance in this year’s Parish Walk.

Huge congratulations to everyone that took part and a special mention for our finishers: Leanne Venables, Peter Fisher, Cole Hayes, Rachael Butterworth, Werner Alberts and not forgetting this year’s winner- Paul Atherton! Read our full post-parish interview with Paul here.

Extraordinary Islanders

Luke Adebiyi who was recognised as one of the Extraordinary Islanders, winning the Team Spirit and Wellbeing category.

During lockdown, Luke stepped up to make sure his Capital colleagues had the resources to keep safe and well at home by single-handedly creating packs which included tips on recipes, exercise, music and much more.

He also kept staff connected by organising events and creating a virtual staffroom where colleagues from both the Isle of Man and South Africa could catch up, making a huge impact on staff wellbeing.