Workplace Health & Wellbeing
We spend most of our lives at work, yet the challenges facing us
are increasing - constant demands for improved performance and cost
reductions are putting more and more pressure on employees to
perform to even higher standards.
600,000 people on average are absent from work each week, with
more than 175 million working days lost each year at a cost of £60bn
to the economy.
Research also shows that many
employees are struggling to cope not only with workplace pressures
(such as job uncertainty, redundancy, downsizing or poor management)
but with stress and depression caused by problems in their personal
lives (such as divorce, illness, bereavement, caring
responsibilities or financial problems, etc.).
There is, therefore, a compelling
case for employers to act decisively in order to help improve the
health of their employees and a shift in attitudes is
necessary to ensure employers, and employees, not only understand
the importance of preventing ill-health, but also the key role that
the workplace can play in promoting health and wellbeing.
Wellbeing Coaching is an
effective way to help employees learn how to manage their own
wellbeing and develop personal coping strategies to manage change
effectively, both at work and at home.
The need for Wellbeing Coaching is
growing as more and more people recognise the importance of
lifestyle management to prevent the issues which cause ill-health.
There is also an increased emphasis on individuals taking personal
responsibility for their own wellbeing which in turn leads to more
resilient employees and more effective organisations.
1:1 confidential coaching provides essential support to help
employees cope with and resolve issues in their personal and
professional lives which are affecting them at work.
Health & Wellbeing
Coaching Programme provides practical training for managers
who play a key role in identifying and supporting people with
health conditions. It is essential that managers understand the
main issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of their
teams, particularly issues around mental health and wellbeing,
as early intervention can prevent short-term sickness absence
from progressing to long-term illness.
1:1 coaching support is also
provided to help employees manage their own personal wellbeing
in a safe environment where people can explore their attitudes
to work and develop robust action plans to sustain and improve
their mental and physical health.
This programme to develop
employee wellbeing can be easily incorporated into wider
activity on workplace health and contribute towards an
improvement in reduced absence rates and associated costs,
improved performance, increased productivity, improved
team-building and morale, as well as enhanced employee
resilience and ability to manage change.
For more information on the business
case for introducing workplace health and wellbeing programmes
Questions to consider before choosing a
Workplace Health Programme