Workplace Wellness Programme

The Stevenson/Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employers published in October 2017 pointed out that the UK faces a significant mental health challenge at work:

While there are more people at work with mental health conditions than ever before, 300,000 people with a long term mental health problem lose their jobs each year, and at a much higher rate than those with physical health conditions.

Around 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition.

There is a large annual cost to employers of between £33 billion and £42 billion (with over half of the cost coming from presenteeism – when individuals are less productive due to poor mental health in work) with additional costs from sickness absence and staff turnover.

The cost of poor mental health to Government is between £24 billion and £27 billion. This includes costs in providing benefits, falls in tax revenue and costs to the NHS.

The cost of poor mental health to the economy as a whole is more than both of those together from lost output, which is between £74 billion and £99 billion per year.

The authors of the Review argued that these costs are NOT the “normal” cost of being alive and doing business. Numerous academic research papers and recent Deloitte’s analysis of the case studies where investments have been made in improving mental health demonstrate a consistently positive return on investment, in some cases as high as £9.98 for each pound spent.

The Stevenson/Farmer Review concluded that all employers, regardless of the workplace type, industry or size, could and should do more to support their employees, and adopt “mental health core standards” – a new framework for a set of actions recommended for all organisations in the country. For all public sector employers, it was recommended to adopt mental health enhanced standards which should reach 46% of employees and include provision of tailored in-house mental health support and signposting to clinical help.

Our Workplace Wellness Programme will help your organisation to implement these standards, improve productivity and reduce the cost of employees’ poor mental health to your organisation.

The Programme delivery options include:
– 1-2-1 and group/team Wellness Coaching;
– 1-2-1 therapeutic sessions as part of sickness absence prevention and return to work arrangements;
– Training sessions on mental resilience, stress management, mindfulness and other topics proven to benefit mental health and wellbeing.

This programme will be delivered by Zoryna O’Donnell, a Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Master Practitioner and a Trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and a registered Hypnotherapist.