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Workplace Wellbeing

People are your most important asset and their most important asset is their health and wellbeing, so it makes good business sense for employers to help look after it.

Employee health and wellbeing affects more than just our absence rates. It has been proved many times that healthier people are happier, more engaged and more productive in the workplace and as such organisations are starting to recognise the positive impact it can have when effectively supporting the wellbeing of its people.

There are a variety of research papers that outline the scale of the issue and the financial losses that organisations face through sickness and poor productivity. Whichever paper and statistics you identify with – there is no question that the impact and opportunity is huge.

With over 20 years experience in this area, we understand there isn't a quick fix and it certainly isn't about constantly refreshing your wellbeing initiatives as part of your employee benefits package. A robust and sustainable strategy goes much deeper than that. We help organisations understand, develop and embed best practice through leadership, people and cultural change.

To give you a flavour of our service, we encourage clients to consider 3 perspectives:

To enable a healthy workforce you need to have a culture which truly understands and embraces wellbeing. This includes having a strategy which shares the vision; having defined values and behaviours that openly accepts, understands and supports wellbeing – and most importantly – an attitude which encourages self-help.

To support this - consider how far your organisation:

  • Understands the current level of employee wellbeing?
  • Challenges the stigma of mental health and are its foundations built on trust and respect?
  • Has a culture which encourages employee participation, involvement and ownership?
  • Understands the importance of physical, psychological and social wellbeing?
  • Supports and encourages a culture of self-help?

If the answer is anything but 'well' to any of the above - we may be able to support you:

Measurement: measurement is perhaps the most fundamental steps in your improvement journey. Without factual knowledge of what is working and what isn’t, a robust plan – with tangible results – cannot be formed. We help organisations gather this intelligence through a variety of bespoke methods.

Culture, values and behaviours: without a culture which understands, values and embraces workplace wellbeing, everything else is irrelevant. We help organisations transform cultures.

Strategy, policy and practice: getting the fundamentals right is essential and we can offer experienced support to help you get it right. 

A culture of self-help: an organisation that controls wellbeing through initiatives and activities without any commitment from employees to understand, protect and strengthen their wellbeing for themselves is not sustainable in the long-run. We work with organisations to understand the importance of creating a culture of self-help and build resilience from within.

Why not contact us to talk through how we can help?

Leaders and managers play a very important and active role in our employee's wellbeing – being seen as advocates of workplace wellbeing. As such it is important that you consider the depth of their understanding and their credibility, confidence and capability in dealing with the most sensitive of employee issues.

in the context of a wellbeing strategy - and the role of your leaders and managers - consider the following questions:

  • To what degree are they aware of their own wellbeing and how well do they understand this area?
  • Do they act as role models and protect their own health and wellbeing?
  • Do they demonstrate values and behaviours which instil trust, openness and encourage self-help?
  • Do they have the confidence, skills and knowledge to support and guide their teams effectively?

From answering the above questions, if there are any areas which you think we can help, why not contact us for a chat.

We have a number of workshops to support leaders and managers to develop greater self-awareness, understanding and knowledge in the area of wellbeing including:

Understanding Me, Myself and Wellbeing:

  • An 1 or 2-day programme designed to raise awareness of self and to help lead delegates to greater emotional fulfilment and a healthier future – from their own perspective and reality;
  • In consultation with you, the workshops use a variety of carefully chosen disciplines, theories and techniques;
  • Delegates must be open to exploration and willing to participate to maximise the experience for themselves and others;
  • As role models, we also explore the impact of unhelpful coping mechanisms, poor wellbeing and established beliefs influence others and our performance
  • Ideal for line managers or those in an influential role, in-house programmes start from £1250 for up to 12 delegates.
  • Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Certified Mental Health First Aid training:

  • We offer a suite of Mental Health First Aid courses to suit the individual needs of organisations from short courses for line managers to the certified Mental Health First Aider course.
  • The workshops are all designed to offer participants the confidence, knowledge and understanding of mental health problems so they can protect and build their own resilience as well as support and guide colleagues appropriately.
  • Ideal for individuals of all levels; courses start from £99 per person plus VAT

You can find a selection of our open workshops here, or contact us to discuss in-house solutions.

The Internal Coach: 

  • This two-day course will help delegates to develop inspirational and motivating leadership styles that create dynamic and positive working environments.
  • Supporting the development of coaching skills and methodology, the training is structured to help participants learn about different coaching techniques and models as well as key skills for delivering effective coaching sessions.
  • All the tools and models explored can be taken away and actively used to support internal coaching activities. A two-day in-house programme starts from £2400 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates. Get in touch to find out more.

For more information on our workshops please visit our event page or contact us for a chat.

Wellbeing can be a difficult area – particularly when influences happen outside of work and often can be complex and psychological in nature. This is why developing a culture of self-help is so important. Getting employees to understand the value and impact of wellbeing and building their understanding and courage to strengthen their own and others wellbeing is incredibly important.

When you think about your employees:

  • How much do they understand about their own health and wellbeing?
  • How much do we know about them as the whole person and whats going on in their lives?
  • How engaged and involved are they from a business, a social and an individual perspective?
  • How much do we give them – rather than support and guide them to strengthen and protect their own wellbeing?

We have a number of workshops to help build self-awareness, understanding and knowledge in the area of wellbeing including:

Certified Mental Health First Aid training:

  • We offer a suite of Mental Health First Aid courses to suit the individual needs of organisations from short half-day courses to raise awareness to develop employees as certified Mental Health First Aiders.
  • The workshops are all designed to offer participants the confidence, knowledge and understanding of mental health problems so they can protect and build their own resilience as well as support and guide colleagues appropriately.
  • Ideal for individuals of all levels; courses start from £99 per person plus VAT
  • You can find a selection of our open workshops here, or contact us to discuss in-house solutions.

Building Resilience:

  • This one-day workshop is designed to give participants the tools they need to take control and be more productive and mentally healthier as a result.
  • Each session includes a mental toughness psychometric test, offering each delegate an insight into their current resilience levels as well as personalised feedback on areas that could be developed and strengthened.
  • Ideal for individuals of all levels who are interested in developing their self-awareness and personal resilience. The one-day in-house programme starts from £1500 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates. Contact us to discuss your individual needs.

The Internal Coach:

  • This two-day course will help delegates to develop inspirational and motivating leadership styles that create dynamic and positive working environments.
  • Supporting the development of coaching skills and methodology, the training is structured to help participants learn about different coaching techniques and models as well as key skills for delivering effective coaching sessions.
  • All the tools and models explored can be taken away and actively used to support internal coaching activities. A two-day in-house programme starts from £2400 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates. Get in touch to find out more.

For those organisation looking to use a nationally recognised framework, we are also proud to be the licensed delivery partner for the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

 

We are truly passionate about helping your organisations to become the best it can possibly be, contact us today to find out more. Whatever your journey, we look forward to supporting you.

Want to discuss your business needs with an advisor?

Get in touch today:

Organisational Improvement

Lee House
90 Great Bridgewater Street
Manchester
M1 5JW

Telephone: 0161 237 4200
Email: orgimprove@growthco.uk

IIP North of England

Suite 3A
The Exchange
Station Parade
Harrogate
HG1 1TS

Telephone: 0844 4068008
Email: enquiries@iipnorth.co.uk