Here at Wellspace we firmly believe that a company’s biggest and most valuable resource is its people, so looking after employee wellbeing is a number one priority.
You can have the best product or service on the market, but if the people developing, delivering, and maintaining it are absent a lot or have low productivity, your business is not going to grow as well as it could.
This is where our employee wellbeing training programme and app come in. We are on a mission to reduce employee stress, anxiety, and depression through a combination of both cutting edge technology, as well as face to face employee wellbeing training and events.
How Does Our Employee Wellbeing Training Work?
Our employee wellbeing app securely collects and collates data about your employee’s activity levels, nutritional intake, stress levels, and sleep patterns on a daily basis? to build an overall picture of health and wellness.
This data can then be configured to show the data of individuals, departments, or the business as a whole.
From that, you can start to spot trends and warning signs early on, and start to make informed decisions.
For example, if you can see the stress levels rise in logistics, you might consider investigating the source of the problem or taking proactive steps to help them to reduce their stress.
Or, if you can see a handful of people in the company lead very sedentary lifestyles, you may want to encourage more exercise to combat health issues further down the line that could affect your business.
Not tackling these issues could lead to absences, reduced productivity, increased turnover, or a rise in workplace accidents, so it makes sense that as an attentive manager, you not only have visibility of these trends, but also can do something about it.
We use this data to create bespoke workshops focused around three key areas of health; physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellbeing. Or, as we like to call it at Wellspace, Activity, Energy, and Resilience.
Employee Wellbeing Workshop 1: Activity
Our Activity workshops focus on increasing employee activity. We don’t mean that we will have everyone doing sit ups and star jumps in the workshop. Rather, we will look at the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and encourage the delegates to consider small, realistic and long-lasting changes to increase their physical activity.
The benefits of regular exercise are undisputed. People who regularly exercise enjoy better sleep, benefit from improved mental wellbeing, clearer focus, and a have a stronger immune system.
A sedentary lifestyle is not healthy, and most people know this. However, not many people know that sitting for long periods of time can be extremely damaging for our health.
It can slow the metabolism, which makes it harder for our bodies to break down fat, regulate our blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy blood pressure. All this can lead to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even early death.
Unfortunately, for many of us, sitting for long periods of time is almost unavoidable, whether it be behind a desk or a steering wheel.
Indeed, as this NHS article reports, the link between ill health and sitting was first noticed in the 1950s, when research showed that London bus drivers were twice as likely to have a heart attack as bus conductors.
However, the occupational hazard of sitting can be mitigated with a few simple changes to the workspace and routine. For example, something as simple as moving the printer to the other side of the office can have a positive impact on your employee’s wellbeing, or taking the stairs instead of the lift.
Our Activity workshop focuses on teaching realistic, tailored steps that each of your employees can make to improve their activity levels and boost their overall physical health. We will motivate your staff to keep an accountability diary too, so the good intentions they gain during the session continue.
Employee Wellbeing Workshop 2: Energy
As with exercise, the benefits of a healthy diet are well known. However, not everybody knows what a healthy diet looks like, or are able to spot unhealthy behaviours and attitudes towards food.
For some, it is a lack of knowledge. For others, it is a lack of ability. They know they should eat more healthily but are not confident in the kitchen so opt for processed meals instead.
Most people assume that those who need help with nutrition will be stuffing themselves with takeaways and sweets all day long, but often those who need support have the opposite problem and have an unhealthy emotional relationship with food to the point where they deprive themselves of the necessary nutrients and fuel to sustain them.
Our Energy workshop are perfect for people who need a little help understanding their relationship with food and health.
We will assess the delegate’s attitude towards food and challenge the concept of ‘bad’ food and ‘good’ food and instead encourage the view of food as fuel.
We will also encourage and facilitate frank appraisals of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol as a means of stress relief and give healthy alternatives. Plus, we will provide some quick and tasty menus and food choices to encourage everyone to see how tasty and easy healthy eating can be.
Employee Wellbeing Workshop 3: Resilience
Life is often stressful, and whilst there is no getting away from it, there are healthy ways to handle it.
Stress, anxiety, and depression can have an enormously damaging impact on all aspects of an individual’s personal and professional life.
It is extremely important that these illnesses are accommodated in the workplace. Just as an employer has a responsibility to their staff’s physical health, they also have responsibility for their mental health.
Our Resilience workshops help delegates examine their responses to stressors and teaches them self-help techniques to cope better. We also examine the use of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco in mental health, and discuss how to improve sleep.
Can Our Employee Wellness Training Help Your Business?
If you feel that your staff and business could benefit from some TLC driven by intelligent data and clear targets, get in touch with us today by completing our contact form here or phone us on 0808 178 0748.