Did you know that Corporate Wellness Programmes are not a new thing?
The Johnson & Johnson’s Live for Life programme was started in 1977.
There is a recent surge in companies looking at or investing in wellbeing for their employees. It is estimated that in the UK only 45% of companies with over 50 employees offer some kind of wellness benefits to their staff.
There has been significant research undertaken that wellness programmes reduce employee absenteeism, boost productivity, reduce stress, and increase employee engagement and communication.
When a wellness programme is carried out efficiently and incorporated into the working day/week it can provide a myriad of benefits for employees and employers alike, so why are more businesses not investing in these programmes?
Wellness at work is an investment in your employees that you can not afford to miss.
Work-related stress, anxiety or depression statistics from the HSE 2019 sited 12.8 million workdays are lost annually.
In 2019 the number of mental health absences from work cost the UK economy £1.4 billion according to Breathe’s Sick Report 2019.
The most common causes of long-term absence according to a recent CIPD survey 2020 were Mental ill-health and Stress. Stating:
“ More organisations need to take a proactive approach to managing absence through focusing on promoting health and well-being.”
Your Organisations’ Bespoke Wellness Programme
Introducing a Wellness at Work programme can improve mental health, emotional health and self-resilience, reduce absenteeism and create a culture of feeling valued.
My Wellness at Work programme will give your people the skills and knowledge to practice self-care in life both at home and work. Your people run your business so they should be at the heart of everything you do, and your success.
I can help you with staff engagement and well-being developing value in your most precious resource, your people.
I create bespoke one-off sessions or multi-session programmes covering multiple areas over a longer period of time, all tailor-made for your organisations’ individual needs.
Corporate wellness programmes are becoming more important for retaining top talent and improving employee performance, now is the time to invest in your employees, a lot of people are dealing with huge external factors that will be affecting their mental and physical health, including the most recent Covid-19 pandemic.
In fact, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have produced a briefing (external link to Public mental health and wellbeing and COVID-19) stating that there is a range of harmful impacts which may result including anxiety, depression, inability to cope, grief and loss from bereavement, domestic abuse and crowd behaviour which creates social norms that can reinforce harmful behaviours.
Supporting your employees through wellbeing and wellness events can help businesses and employees to survive during these unprecedented times and long into the future.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is we can help you build a programme around your employees and your businesses specific needs.
Whether it is a simple weekly wellness day to support with issues like stress, anxiety or insomnia, to offering 1-2-1 sessions to help offer confidential support with PTSD, stop smoking, losing weight, and addictions.
I can deliver benefits to your business and your people through:
Suggested Focus Areas:
Confidence Boosting Workshops
Not everyone is self-assured and naturally confident. It can be quite challenging for those who have low self-confidence, self-belief or self-image to interact or contribute fully at work. Hypnosis can help to increase self-belief and self-confidence.
All staff can benefit from having more confidence, contributing more inside and outside of work. They can be especially beneficial to an apprenticeship or graduate programme, where offering confidence workshops as part of an existing schedule will enhance personal development.
Many young adults who will be joining over the next 5-10 years have already been highlighted as being adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Working with your younger employees will ensure that your future talent will remain effective and looked after.
How do you know when you or a colleague is beginning to feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Often we ignore the warning signs until we are close to a meltdown. When you or someone you work with is suffering from anxiety and feelings of panic, it can affect every interaction and decision.
What can you do to develop greater resilience to weather life’s storms? What would it be like to know you can maintain a clear focus on the present moment and let go of those anxious thoughts and imaginings?
I will teach you techniques to enable better sleep.
Recognise when you have spent too long in the fast lane and need to slow down for your health and sanity.
You will learn how to recognise stress in others and understand what is happening in a stressed body and mind.
Public Speaking / Presentation Phobias
Not everyone in your business will be required to get on a podium and give a presentation however, anyone could if they wanted to after 1-2-1 sessions on improving confidence in public speaking.
Phobia resolution for those talented people will in a few sessions together unhook the old fear and replace it with a confident and positive approach.
One to One Sessions with Executives
Discover how you can improve your health and clarity of thought with simple exercises that only take a few minutes to do. Deepen your awareness of your body’s response to situations and how you can manage this for the best outcome for you and your company.
Many companies are benefiting from introducing mindfulness into the workplace. I can lead weekly or monthly groups to encourage and maintain this initiative we can have up to six sessions of small groups per day. (Mindful Mondays, Thoughtful Tuesdays, Wellbeing Wednesdays, etc).
Company benefits include: improved staff retention, reduced absenteeism, improved work quality, improved organisational image and reputation, and there are significant others.
Benefits for your employees include: improved motivation and commitment to work, increased morale, personal performance, improved team and customer relationships, and many others.
Happy & Healthy Employees
Helping your employees stay happy and healthy will lead to a more engaged and productive workforce, as well as reduced absenteeism and better overall performance.
It’ll help your bottom line as well.
The ROI a business can expect to reap on average is 3:1, for every £1 spent the company will recoup £3 with a reduction in absenteeism and staff stress, and an increase in retention and productivity.