YOUR VIRTUAL WELLBEING HUB
Your Virtual Wellbeing Hub is a research-backed one-stop-shop for employers looking to introduce or add to their employee wellbeing offering.
We provide an interactive programme of workshops, webinars, engagement activities and resources designed to empower your people to look after themselves and each other. Your Virtual Wellbeing Hub gives them the tools to connect, lead and perform through uncertainty.
Our interactive workshops and webinars, are not only a great way to kick-off key wellbeing themes within your organisation, but are also ideal for providing ongoing support through specific topics such as energy, resilience, emotional agility, posture and mindfulness.
Keep wellbeing front of mind by proactively engaging your workforce in between the 'live' events. Whether you're running a joined up programme of wellbeing webinars or just a 'one-off' workshop, we've developed an engagement programme designed to embed learning and create a community of practice among your people.
The hub itself is made up of a combination of curated and uniquely created content. It includes practical research, tips, activities, and video from our team of psychologists, posture specialists, mental health practitioners and learning experts.
Why is wellbeing important?
Research shows that organisations which take the mental and physical wellbeing of their employees seriously report an increase in productivity of 15%, a reduction in sick days of 20% and higher employee satisfaction of 25%*.
The benefits to the bottom-line are clear but aside from that, looking after your workforce is just the right thing to do. And right now most of us are in need of a little looking after.
*British Heart Foundation, 2016
“The Virtual Wellbeing Hub was instrumental in providing much of the 'glue' that bound internal and external resources together resulting in a comprehensive programme that explored the Five Ways to Wellbeing and incorporated Mental Health Awareness week. Ed is full of ideas and has the team and network to bring it together - Highly recommended."
Leading Financial Services Firm
However you choose to work with us, our aim is to provide you with a truly joined up approach to wellbeing.
This means combining interactive EXPERIENCES through our live workshops and webinars, ENGAGEMENT activities and further resources for individuals to EXPLORE.
By linking these 3 key elements together our aim is to embed learning, and support you in creating a community of practice around wellbeing within your organisation.
Theme-specific kick-off webinars or workshops
Virtual meeting activities
THE 'SIX STEPS' PROGRAMME
Our full employee wellbeing programme is based on the '5 steps to wellbeing' model (developed by the New Economics Foundation and adopted by both Mind and the NHS). We've added a further step called 'Resilience & Energy'.
Each of the six steps includes an interactive kick-off webinar or workshop, engagement programme, supporting resources and manager's toolkit.
For maximum impact we recommend that you run the programme over a 6-month period to allow enough time to run the related activities and embed the learning, while also maintaining momentum.
MONTH 1: ENERGY & RESILIENCE
Energy and resilience go hand in hand. The greater your energy levels the more resilient you’ll be, the more resilient you are the better equipped you are to manage your energy.
During this week our original video content, activities and challenges provide tools for understanding, managing and improving energy, and techniques for boosting resilience.
MONTH 2: CONNECT
Did you know that a lack of close personal ties poses the same risk to health as smoking or obesity?
Throughout this week we'll be providing tips and resources on creating higher quality connections. And setting fun challenges for colleagues which include sharing embarrassing stories, highlighting greatest achievements and drawing up the ultimate dinner party guestlist.
MONTH 3: BE ACTIVE
It’s no secret that regular moderate exercise is not only good for you physically but also a key component to maintaining good mental health.
With many of us currently working from home much of this week focusses on workouts and stretches that can be done from your own living room, and even your own chair. Our soft tissue and posture experts give their 5 minute tips and exercises for improving posture, and look out in particular for our short 'self-massage' which targets neck and shoulder tension.
MONTH 4: TAKE NOTICE
Taking notice is about pressing pause. Shutting down all the different windows we have open in our minds and being in the here and now.
An introduction to mindfulness, a grounding meditation, breathing techniques and gratitude tactics are among what we provide here. This week's resources and challenges are all about encouraging your employees to take a few moments for themselves, and notice some of the simple things that may normally pass us by.
MONTH 5: KEEP LEARNING
Research shows that learning improves and maintains our wellbeing. It can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and foster connections with others.
Our focus throughout this week is on 'everyday' learning. Understanding that learning doesn't need to be formal and that the best learning is often from each other. Activities and challenges to encourage this include hidden talents, fun facts and top tips.
MONTH 6: GIVE
Amid the doom and gloom of the current news, we see inspirational acts of individual and community kindness. Why? The answer is simple, giving and helping others not only benefits the person in need but also improves our own wellbeing.
Activities during this week include the sharing of small acts of kindness and 'praising it forward' to create simple positive cycles within your organisation.
Example given: Take Notice
1hr live kick-off webinar (for up to 100) or 1.5hr workshop (for up to 20)
‘Take a breath’
Introduction to ‘Take Notice’, what it means and why it’s an important part of your overall wellbeing
How to build ‘pause’ moments into your day and why they’re of benefit
Exercises that can be carried out collectively and individually
Facilitated breathing workshop
Additional workshops (theme-related)
Instructor-led breathing sessions
Activities, challenges, comms and tools to engage and empower your colleagues to look after themselves and each other. The objective here is to embed learning, and create a community of practice to ensure wellbeing stays front of mind.
Social posts (comms)
Soundbites, reminders, resources
Virtual meeting activities
Three good things
Spot the difference
Walk and talk
Short (5min) videos, blogs, research, articles, books, and expert perspectives via curated TED Talks. Used for self-directed learning and as follow-ups from live sessions.
3x Breathing sessions – Relax, Sleep and Energise
Intro to mindfulness
Gratitude – three good things
Topic related book recommendations
Links to articles and papers for a deeper dive into the why and how
Topic related TED recommendations
Our interactive virtual workshops and webinars include:
Playing to strengths
Being at your best
Thriving in uncertainty
Leading through uncertainty
Wellbeing for managers: How to promote wellbeing within your team
Nurturing virtual work relationships
High quality ‘virtual’ connections
An introduction to mindfulness
Workplace posture: Simple body mechanics for improved physical health
Take a breath: Energy and relaxation breathing exercises
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
FULL ‘6-STEPS’ PROGRAMME
Includes 6x interactive kick-off webinars or workshops, engagement programmes, supporting resources and manager toolkits.
From £8470* (+VAT)
Includes tailored engagement plan, resources and toolkit.
From £1495* (+VAT)
*On request resources and materials can be branded in line with your organisation's own look and feel. Social challenges and content can also be customised to meet existing company activities and objectives.
You can also add a range of additional features to your wellbeing package including:
Additional virtual 'live' workshops
Additional virtual 'live' physical sessions (inc. instructor-led yoga / breathwork / pilates)
Employee gift packages for the mind
Discounted employee subscription to online gym
Discounted Mojostand (standing workstation) for improved posture
HOW CONTENT IS PROVIDED
There are two ways we can provide our wellbeing content and engagement activities to you:
Hosted by you
The resources and activity implementation plans are provided to you for you to host and share with your employees through your internal social media platform (Workplace from Facebook or Yammer from Microsoft are two examples).
We provide this to you on a week by week basis and recommend using your social media platform to share it to maximise engagement. The majority of our activities and challenges have been designed to be used in this way.
Hosted by us
We can create your own wellbeing microsite (branded specifically for your organisation if you choose) to host the content for you. This allows your colleagues to navigate the six steps and access the content and resources they need as and when they want to.
Your hosted wellbeing hub can also be customised with your own content (Gold package or add-on)