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foodCompany ethos or mission statement:

‘HealthAhead’ - The journey to better health and well-being for our employees and their families. 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:

We recognise the importance of offering opportunities for employees to make healthy choices in the workplace.

Recent Health & Wellbeing activities on offer:

Flu jabs, free private medical cover, free eye tests, sun safe sessions; healthy options in canteen, healthy boxes, free fruit day (weekly), free weight watchers online for all; yoga/football/beach olympics/badminton; smoking cessation sessions; stress elearning course; mental health stand, onsite masseur visits

Plans/ Aims for next year:

Continue with all the above and add Swiss ball challenge, 50% subsidy on gyms/clubs, back pain prevention workshops.


Have you achieved a Healthy Workplace award already?

Yes – silver in 2010 and gold in 2011

 

 

activities

I had a very stressful time in my personal life the day before and I had to come into work feeling very unlike myself I was unable to concentrate etc the massages really helped straighten me out and I felt like I could cope with the day."

"Our role as collections agents can be very repetitive and stressful due to being target orientated. It is nice to see that the company recognise the importance of wellbeing of the staff and to give us the opportunity to do try activities that can be so beneficial.

- Staff
Active Workforce

Everytime you take a step you're using up to 200 muscles, each pumping oxygen around your body and into your brain

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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