Employee Health & Wellbeing
Be a place where people thrive
Companies are their people, and the most successful companies have engaged,
motivated, healthy staff.
Becoming a great place to work doesn’t happen by accident. As your business grows, people become more diverse and different strategies are needed to look after their wellbeing.
If this isn’t your bag – worry not! OutThere are experts in creating healthy environments where everybody can thrive.
An Employee Health & Wellbeing programme will position you as an Elite Employer
Employee Health & Wellbeing isn’t just about managing mental health in the workplace. It’s about looking at prevention, being proactive and creating the very best working environment.
When employers place this at the centre of their business, it pays dividends.
Serviced by a team of qualified Mental Health First Aiders, we are able to support your business to achieve a healthy, happy and more productive workforce.
We have an in-depth understanding of mental health, the factors that affect wellbeing and how to challenge the stigma surrounding it. We have the practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues and have the confidence to “step in” and reassure people in distress by using the Mental Health First Aid action plan.
By applying our experience and knowledge we can help and assist someone recover their health and signpost them to further support if necessary.
OutThere can design and deliver a creative “Employee Health & Wellbeing” programme which is reflective of your company culture and business objectives.
This can include:
- Onsite or virtual drop-in sessions
- Workshops on stress, work-life balance, financial wellbeing
- Frequent employee check-ins
- Third-party mediation between colleagues and line managers
- Monthly manager forums to share knowledge and develop good practice
- Education about wellbeing tools
- Monthly anonymised reporting of common issues
Empower your leaders to promote good mental health in the workplace.
We offer comprehensive training to embed best practices throughout your company. Our modules include:
- Understanding Mental Health
- Common problems
- The business impact of poor mental health at work
- Workplace cultures and their impact
- Promoting positive mental wellbeing
- Law, regulations and stigma
- Being a mindful employer
Fancy making your workplace awesome?
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Employee lifecycle Audit
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Whether you retain us for ad-hoc advice, or outsource your entire HR function, we’d love to work with you
Some alarming stats around Employee Health & Wellbeing
- Recent surveys show that 1 in 5 adults take time off from work due to stress, costing employers £70-100 million per year. A whopping 90% of those surveyed stated a totally different reason for absence, to avoid the stigma associated with stress and mental health in the workplace (MIND).
- A quarter of employees surveyed went on to resign, due to stress at work (WHO).
- In the UK, 1 in 7 people experience mental health issues in the workplace (WHO).
- 73% of employees feel uncomfortable discussing their mental wellbeing issues with their line managers (WHO).
It’s time to be strategic.
Employee Assistance Programmes are identified as one of the top three benefits for employees.
In our experience the majority of issues stem from external factors. Internal being work related and external being caused from home life behaviours. Regardless of the factor being internal or external, they will all eventually manifest in the workplace and affect individual and team performance.
The key is to create a positive and mindful workplace which will minimise internal factors and also provide a safe space/getaway from the pressures of external influence.
We collate anonymous data to establish common patterns and trends within each workforce. We categorise using the following 8 dimensions:
Physical Health | Stress | Anxiety | Depression | Grief | Paranoia | Addiction | Financial
The data is priceless and allows us to recognise that some industry sectors/job roles require more support than others. The ultimate objective is always to create a happy, healthy and most importantly a productive workforce.
If you require immediate advice, mental health awareness training, a sounding board, or need an expert to create and implement your strategy; then we have a team of experts on hand to assist and support you in becoming an “Elite Employer”.
Some powerful “Employee Financial Wellbeing” stats...
- 43% live hand to mouth, have a zero bank balance or live in an overdraft at month end
- 7% said their employer offered face to face counselling and advice
- 66% reported a drop in productivity due to financial related stress
- 59% cite financial matters as their primary cause of stress
- 25% experienced sleep deprivation due to financial related stress
What is Financial Wellbeing?
Financial Wellbeing is how people feel about the control they have over their financial future – and their relationship with money. It’s about focusing on the things that make their life enjoyable and meaningful both now and in the leadup to retirement. Money troubles can hugely impact headspace, focus and ultimately work performance.
Poor financial habits affect physical, mental and social health which in turn impacts overall job performance by reducing concentration and productivity. A link has also been established between financial stress and work based absences (absenteeism).
The OutThere Financial Wellbeing Programme
The OutThere Health & Wellbeing Consultants can deliver a Financial Wellbeing Programme intended to educate employees in a number of ways from courses on managing income to signposting for advice and financial counselling. This education module is not just designed to support employees beginning their career path, it can help anyone improve their financial situation by creating good money management skills and savings habits. Topics range from general money management, managing debt and improving credit scores, through to saving for the short, medium and long term.
Stereotypically, there are certain industries and job roles that are more prone to financial wellbeing issues. We work together to ensure employees understand their financial behaviours and how it affects both themselves and those around them. We look at habitual spending and most importantly how to deal with the overpowering expectations of working in a competitive environment.