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Company ethos or mission statement:

A holistic wellness programme to build and nurture a culture of health and provide GE employees with the resources they need to get and stay healthy.

A brief summary of why you have become a healthy workplace:

Award goes hand in hand with our internal health initiative, supporting all areas of health and well being in the workplace.

Recent Health and Well Being activities on offer (this year):

Pilates, laughter yoga, flu jabs, health checks, Race for Life, swimathon, Quorn cooking    demonstrations, subsidised healthy canteen, table tennis installed onsite, Stoptober, family funday, CO2 awareness and carbon monoxide monitor giveaway, Movember, massage chair, Take a Hike pedometer challenge, Free fruit day every week, “First Assist” and “Best Doctor” available to all employees, free online weight watchers, family cycle ride.

Plans/Aims for next year:

Many of the previous activities will be repeated plus…..

  • Juicing option
  • World book night
  • Sun Awareness campaign
  • Back pain prevention workshops
  • Beach cleans
  • Beach Games
  • Salt Awareness
  • Spring in your step pedometer challenge
  • Hypnotherapist

 

I think that the Health ahead Scheme is working very well within the office, it encourages employees to look after themselves on a day to day basis.

- Staff
You are what you eat

Employees who have a healthy approach to nutrition are more satisified in their job and are less likely to suffer from stress. (Occupational Health, Dec 2013 - Full article available).

Small Changes.....encourage employees to eat lunch away from their desks.

Stress & Absence - 2014

New research from OnePoll on behalf of life insurance provider Friends Life found that one UK employee in six (16%) called in sick because of stress in the past year (2013), at a cost to employers of more than £460 million in wasted wages per day.

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