Why Wellbeing

As a manager, team leader or business owner, you will know that your employees are your most important asset.

So just as health and safety regulations manage their physical environment, it makes sense to pay as much attention to their welfare and wellbeing

That’s where we come in, with our coaching and counselling based wellbeing programmes.

We offer a proactive approach to looking after your employees’ wellbeing by taking action before any issues arise.

Whether yours is a family-run business or a large corporate, our programme of support will help:

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Foster a team atmosphere and improve communication

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Break down barriers between management and staff

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Create a positive culture for your organisation
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Reduce staff absenteeism and recruitment costs
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Attract new talent and improve induction
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Promote brand loyalty among your team.

We’re not about coming in and fixing problems. We use our coaching and counselling skills to run wellbeing programmes which create a supportive culture across your organisation. So if problems do arise you have the skills and resilience to deal with them effectively.

And the impact of our programmes is far reaching. When we work with you, your leadership team and your employees, the impact will spread to the whole organisation and beyond the office, into home and family life too.

And who wouldn’t want a happier, healthier and more productive workforce, where individuals feel empowered and supported and are able to communicate!

We would love to talk to you about how our Empowered Self introductory days and follow-up programmes can help promote wellbeing, resilience, confidence and communication skills for you and your team.

A WELLBEING APPROACH

The UK’s productivity still lags behind that of other countries, but employers are failing to see the link between employee wellbeing and productivity. Absence, productivity issues, disconnection and team issues caused by stress, overwork, and mental health issues have a high cost for businesses and organisations. At Empowered Self, we believe that continued wellbeing interventions lead to increased productivity and happier, connected employees.

WHAT IS WELLBEING?

The following FIVE steps have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation and have been adopted widely by the NHS and the UK government.

CONNECT

There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world. That could mean friends, family or work colleagues. Building and maintaining relationships is the key here.

BE ACTIVE

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.
Exercise is considered essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being. That means finding an activity that you can make part or your daily life.

BE MINDFUL

Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities. Research has indicated that it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

LEARN

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities helps to foster greater resilience especially in work environments.
The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.

GIVE

Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research.
Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.

If you would like to learn more about how Emma, Atlanta and the team can help you look after your employees’ wellbeing through our empowerment programmes