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A brief summary of why we became 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

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 the 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
MIND

Mind, a Mental Health Charity, released a report in May 2011 claiming that UK businesses could save £8 billion per year if they managed workplace stress properly. 

The survey also found that 41% of workers experience stress, making it more of a concern than personal finances, health and relationships. 

Low Back Pain

LBP appears in all age groups, however is most prevalent in working age, followed by retired and then the under20s. A Large portion of LBP cases will have pain for over 12 months and be out of work for over 6 months. This has a huge strain on employer, Governemnt and NHS costs  

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