Danske Bank has teamed up with local charity Parenting NI to develop a series of parenting seminars for employees.

Open to all Danske employees, the monthly seminars are facilitated by a professional practitioner from Parenting NI and cover a range of topics such as digital parenting, raising your child’s self-esteem, sleep and work life balance.

Orla King, Senior HR Manager at Danske Bank, explained: “Many of our colleagues are parents, guardians or grandparents so we are delighted to work with the team at Parenting NI to offer expert advice on a range of relevant issues. The initiative forms part of our support for employee diversity and wellbeing and follows the launch of our new suite of Danske Families policies, which includes Grandparents Leave, Adoption Leave and an extensive range of flexible working options, including reduced, compressed, term-time and part-time working.”

Parenting NI is a local charity promoting positive parenting by providing support, training and information on family issues, and influencing policy, provision and practice at all levels.

Maeve Bouvier from Parenting NI added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Danske Bank to support their parent employees. In today’s society the demands of work and family responsibilities can often impact on parents’ and carers’ happiness, and therefore ability to fully focus on work. Parenting NI are heartened by employers such as Danske Bank who respond to the needs of working parents in supporting them, and help to shape a workplace for an evolving workforce.”