During 2020, poor health cost UK businesses approximately £45 billion.
This includes costs from absenteeism, presenteeism and staff turnover.
During 2020, 13.6 million days of sickness absence caused by mental health issues were recorded in the UK.
On average, businesses receive a return on investment of £5 for every £1 spent on mental health initiatives.
Presenteeism accounts for 2 times more losses than absences.
Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England. Mental
illnesses are more common, long-lasting, and impactful than other health conditions.
Poor mental health among employees costs UK employers £42bn – £45bn each year.
How are you doing?
No, how are you actually doing?
It's becoming increasingly apparent that returning to life in the post-lockdown workplace isn't simply going to be a matter of just slotting everyone back in to where they were before, and continuing business-as-usual.
Things have changed. Companies don't want the same things. People don't want the same things.
Workers coming off furlough are feeling deskilled, disposable, and have had their self-confidence severely knocked. Those not furloughed are feeling burnt out and aggrieved that they've had to shoulder all the work to keep everything afloat. And on top of all that, staff now returning to the workplace are worried about how their health and safety is going to be ensured now that we're resuming face-to-face interaction once again.
Consequently, one thing is for sure despite these uncertain times. Supporting workplace wellbeing is something that organisations are going to need to start taking really seriously should they wish to succeed as we move into a post-lockdown future.
A highly informative and interesting course, delivered sensitively yet entertainingly by Amanda Jackson. I now feel way more equipped to deal with mental health issues both in my personal and professional life. A hugely beneficial two days – thank you.
We're not your average workplace wellbeing provider
In comparison to other workplace wellbeing providers, we have a unique combination of skills and experience that allows us to adopt a much more joined-up approach.
We're not just wellbeing and mental health experts. Nor are we just workplace and employment law experts. Nor are we just people coaches and trainers. We're all of these things. And more.
Within our team we have...
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainers accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, which allows us to equip your staff with the skills necessary to support both their own mental health and that of their colleagues
- highly qualified and experienced management and people skills trainers, which allows us to address people-related factors underlying poor workplace wellbeing
- psychology qualifications ranging from degrees all the way up to PhDs
- in-depth knowledge of how practitioners utilise CBT, mindfulness, and meditation
- consultants who've worked on a number of local university research projects relating to workplace mental health
- highly qualified and experienced HR and employment law experts, which allows us to identify and resolve organisational factors underlying poor workplace wellbeing
- ACAS qualified mediators, which allows us to resolve workplace disputes and conflict
All too often, workplace wellbeing is only dealt with as a disjointed knee-jerk reaction, resulting in a hastily thought out and poorly considered one-off response, such as 'let's send everyone on a course', or 'let's introduce hybrid working'. Or even worse, simply as a box-ticking exercise or PR opportunity.
In contrast, we can help you develop an effective, coherent workplace wellbeing strategy, where wellbeing is fully integrated into the culture of your organisation.
Consequently, we're able to adopt a big-picture viewpoint. Not only are we fully equipped to address current workplace wellbeing concerns from a people perspective, but we're also able to identify and resolve the underlying company issues that cause these.
We can help you!
Already know what you want? Great, let's get to it!
Not sure exactly what you need? No problem!
Our friendly and down-to-earth workplace wellbeing experts will point you in the right direction. We'd love to have an informal chat to find out more about your business and so help you identify the areas most in need of attention.
We're not after a quick sale, we're all about building long-term relationships. In fact, we don't even employ any sales people. Which means that right from the start you'll be talking directly to someone who can actually help you!
We're ready and waiting, so get in touch!