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Feel Great Programme

We listen when you say you want to make your organisation a great place to work. We use our 10 years experience to bring you a package which addresses the crucial areas of concern; mental health, nutrition, musculoskeletal, and sleep - working with providers such as MIND, Nick Littlehales the author of Sleep a #1 best seller on Amazon, and OnsitePlus one of the largest onsite massage companies.

 

 

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report found a positive link between workplace wellness programmes and improved business key performance indicators. The PwC report led many organisations to implement a wellness programme after noticing: an increasing age of the workforce, rising costs of chronic disease and ill-health, external pressures from Government, corporate and social responsibility, and competition. They identified the greatest financial benefits of implementing wellness plans came from cost savings - including 45% reduction in sickness absence, and 18% reduction in staff turnover. i

The 2016 CIPD Absence Management survey identified the most common top five causes of short term (up to four weeks) absence were ii:

  1. 95% minor illness (colds, flu, stomach upset, headaches, migraines)
  2. 47% stress
  3. 44% musculoskeletal injuries (neck strains, repetitive strain, excluding back pain)
  4. 35% home/family/carer responsibility
  5. 34% mental ill health (clinical depression and anxiety)

The most common long term (four weeks or more) causes of absence were ii:

  1. 53% stress
  2. 53% acute medical conditions (stroke, heart attack, cancer)
  3. 49% mental ill health (clinical depression and anxiety)
  4. 44% musculoskeletal injuries (neck strains, repetitive strains, not back pain)
  5. 35% back pain

"The biggest asset your organisation has is its people: the biggest asset they have is their health and wellbeing - so it makes good business sense to look after it." Investors In People

The Feel Great Programme

In response to this data and to help your organisation be a great place to work we have designed an annual health & wellbeing (H&W) programme which addresses the main causes of employee absenteeism and presenteeism; mental health, nutrition, musculoskeletal , sleep, and exercise.

Our programme is ideal for HR professionals/OH Advisers/ Health & Safety experts who do not have the time to research, the head space to get creative, patience to interview potential suiters, and capacity to gather pricing - it’s a lot of hard work for a team who are already stretched.

We take our 10 year experience to design you an annual H&W programme which can be tailored to your organisations requirements. It is based on the NHS health awareness days – see below the options:

Month Date NHS health awareness day H&W service
Jan 1-31 Jan Dry January Alcohol awareness seminar
11-17 Jan National obesity awareness week New Year, new you seminar
Feb 04 Feb World cancer day Cancer awareness seminar
Mar 09 Mar No smoking day Smoking cessation seminar
13-19 Mar Nutrition and hydration week Nutrition top 5 seminar
13-19 Mar Brain awareness week Mental health workshop
Apr tbc Depression awareness week Mental health workshop
07 Apr World health day Sleep workshop
28 Apr On your feet Britain Local gym promotion
May 1-31 May National walking month Local gym promotion
8-14 May Mental health awareness week Mental health workshop
Jun 11-17 Jun Diabetes week Diabetes seminar
12-18 Jun Mens health week  
Jul      
Aug   National happiness day Massage at desk
  National relaxation day Massage at desk
Sep 10 Sep World suicide prevention day Mental health workshop
18-24 Sep Know your numbers week Onsite health screening
Oct 2-6 Oct Back care awareness week Massage at desk
10 Oct World mental health day Mental health workshop
Nov 1-30 Nov November men's health awareness month  
01 Nov National stress awareness day Mental health workshop/
Massage at desk
tbc Alcohol awareness week Alcohol awareness seminar
Dec     Sleep workshop

Mental health

Nearly a third of CIPD 2016 Absence Report respondents identified an increase in stress related absence in the past year. Stress is more common where long working hours are considered normal.

MIND is a mental health charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. MIND offers workplace training to develop mentally healthy offices, applied suicide intervention skills, Mental Health First Aid and bespoke training sessions.

Nutrition

Minor injuries accounted for 95% of absence in 2016. Improving employee health through knowledge of nutrition, reducing the incidence and duration of colds, flu, stomach upsets, headaches, migraines. Many organisations are addressing these with 34% of respondents on the CIPD 2016 Absence Report offered advice on healthy eating.

Our seminars/webinars are 45min-1hour and available to an unlimited audience. We have over 20 seminar topics available on all aspects of health & wellbeing.

Musculoskeletal

44% of respondents on the CIPD 2016 Absence Report identified musculoskeletal injuries (excluding back pain) as a cause of short term absence.

While spending a lot of time sat at a desk might be unavoidable for many in the workplace, access to a good therapist who can relieve strained and tired muscles and give advice on posture will not only reduce the risk of injury but also boost energy levels. As specialists in office wellbeing and corporate massage, we’ve got a lot of ‘hands-on’ experience.

Sleep

One third of our lives are spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day.

Nick Littlehales book titled ‘Sleep’ is a #1 best seller on Amazon and published in over seven countries. In this ground-breaking book, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the world’s leading sports stars lays bare his strategies for us all to use.

Health factsheets

Health factsheets can also be written to your requiements, They can be monthly on topics such as: healthy lunchboxes, 5-a-day, brain food, energy & resilience, exercise, heart health, mens health, stress busting, summer fit.

Pricing

You can choose as many activities as you like, with a pricing discount for 12 or more activities per year. We will provide posters to help promote the events, and a booking system for the health screenings free of charge.
Prices start at £145.

i PricewaterhouseCoopers, Building the case for wellness 4th Feb 2008

ii CIPD Annual Survey Report; Absence Management 2016

Please contact us for further information about our Feel Great Programme and how it can benefit you and your organisation