Workplace wellbeing

Arun Wellbeing support for health & wellbeing in the workplace

Employee wellbeing has become a key issue for employers as organisations face the costs and potential impact of high absence levels and employee ill-health.  If you would you like to reduce your sickness/absence rates and increase staff commitment and motivation, we can offer you help to support your staff to be healthier and improve their wellbeing.

See this video from Mid Sussex Wellbeing (YouTube - new window) which gives a feel for  what is involved when a Wellbeing Advisor visits a workplace.

We can also support workplace wellbeing days and events, where we can run a wellbeing stall or offer on-site talks and workshops within your workplace on any aspect of healthy living.

Covid-19 update

We are running a limited workplace wellbeing service as a result of the workplace restrictions in place during the Covid 19 pandemic. We can still work one-to-one with your staff over the phone, email or video calls to offer Wellbeing advice and support. In addition we can deliver talks/presentations via Microsoft Teams as a guest at a team meeting.

Services we can provide to your workplace in the Arun District: 

Wellbeing MOT 

A free and confidential 30 minute assessment of health and wellbeing using Tanita body composition scales.  Readings will be taken to calculate body mass index (BMI), fat %, muscle mass, hydration level, bone mass, metabolic rate and age and levels of visceral fat.

The MOT includes individual advice for anyone wanting to make a lifestyle change, or signposting to local services.  A MOT re-test after 3 months can be arranged to track progress against goals.

NHS Health Check

Free and confidential 30 minute health check to assess risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.  The check includes a test of cholesterol and blood pressure.  NHS policy means this check is restricted to those aged 40-74 years only without a diagnosis of heart disease, kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes or stroke.  Only one check permitted every 5 years.  

Workplace assessment

Anonymised overview of MOT results to give employers basic headline results of staff Wellbeing MOTS to inform and support workplaces wanting to make simple, low cost changes to improve the wellbeing of their staff.

Wellbeing workshop

A three hour workshop for all staff wanting a greater understanding of wellbeing including updates on healthy eating advice, drinking and levels of physical activity.

Stop smoking support

This free service offers:

  • Up to 12 one-to-one appointments with a trained wellbeing adviser.
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Carbon Monoxide readings to track progress 
  • Information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as gum, nasal sprays, patches etc) and providing NRT free of charge where appropriate.
  • Our service is non-judgemental and all appointments will take place in a private and confidential space 

Core stability and posture

A fun and interactive 60 minute workshop with a focus on the importance of core strength for good posture and health for sedentary workers.  The session looks at reasons why we should move about regularly, common postural mistakes and bad habits, and how to correct them.  Avoid high heels and tight clothes if you want to join in the practical exercises.

Can be co-delivered with your DSE (Display Screen Equipment) trainer using on-site desks and screens to demonstrate how to set up your workstation safely.

Menopause

A three hour workshop exploring the menopause and its variety of symptoms and how to minimise them with sensible lifestyle habits.  We use an external trainer for this course which costs a minimum of £150 + travel per workshop.

Sleep

A two hour workshop exploring good habits to encourage a restful nights sleep and some common problems and solutions that can disrupt sleep.

Mindfulness taster

A one hour introduction to mindfulness encouraging participants to connect with themselves in the here and now rather than worrying about what has already happened, or is waiting for them in the future.

Contact us

Our service is open to all workplaces within Arun District. To find out more information please email our Workplace Wellbeing Co-ordinator or call 01903 737865.

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