Mental health related absence is the most common cause of long-term sickness absence in UK workplaces. Corporate wellbeing and mindfulness are the keys to improved productivity.
On average, for every £1 spent on supporting their people’s mental health, employers get £5 back on their investment in reduced presenteeism, absenteeism and staff turnover, and it can be as high as £10 when the investment is preventative measures.Source: Accountancy Daily
Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of work-related ill health and 54% of working days lost, in 2018/19 (HSE, 2019). As well as sickness absence, poor mental health at work can lead to increased staff turnover, reduced engagement and high presenteeism.
Stress related absence in particular increased in the last year in a world pre-COVID-19; and early indications suggest that the pandemic (and measures taken by government to control it such as lockdown and social distancing) will have a significant impact upon the mental health of employees. It is, therefore, very possible that these mental health implications will be felt for many months and even years. As early as two weeks into lockdown, employees were reporting a range of health effects including negative impacts on mental health and overall well-being.
By increasing your awareness of employee wellbeing and ‘actively being in touch’ with your organisation and workforce, you strengthen your capacity for achieving the best possible results which are supported with and visible by…
- Delivering value by converting Health & wellbeing strategies and initiatives into tangible business values
- Reducing staff turnover and sickness absence
- Improving management of absence cases
- Having a healthier workplace; better staff morale; better customer service; more committed and engaged staff
- Enhancing skills retention and recruitment by being an ‘employer of choice’
Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace
Recent research concluded that 3 out of 4 people feel stressed at work, and 1.7 million Working days are lost in the UK due to mental health related reasons.
Absence + Presenteeism + Staff turnover = £45 billion annual cost of mental health in the UK*
*Source; Investors in People Job Exodus 2020
It’s no wonder Companies are actively looking to proactively invest in Wellbeing in the Workplace.
We are passionate about good health, well-being and success in both the workplace and home life. Having over 20 years’ experience working in the corporate environment and 5 years in specialist education, combined with several years in specialised massage therapies, well-being initiatives and mental health awareness ensures we always provide a first class bespoke service from the heart with skill and professionalism.
Some of our Workplace Wellbeing Services
Seated Chair Massage
A chair massage is a preventative measure which promotes better concentration & alleviates mental fatigue, decreases levels of stress hormones, increases levels of hormones responsible for memory, motivation, focus and confidence & higher brain functions, reduces risk of work related back & muscle conditions, the 2nd most prevalent workplace illness and helps keep the immune system strong and resilient.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness is a form of attention and awareness training that helps people relate to and cope more effectively with their everyday experiences.
Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT (sometimes known as Tapping) is an evidence based therapy that works in much the same way as acupuncture, but without the needles, and with the added benefit that it can be carried out in the form of group sessions or one-to-one sessions (all non-contact), or even remotely.