During the first lockdown, we saw a steep increase in the need to support employees both mentally and physically, with HR teams and business leaders working together to provide a stable and supportive network for the rapidly changing environment their workforce faced.
With schools closed and many employees working from home, I thought it would be worth reminding you of the free guides and resource material you may find useful in the fight to support the health and wellbeing of your people.
Westfield Health’s Wellbeing Toolkit, which you can access along with all their other valuable resources are found here with some of the most popular topics shown below.
Wellbeing Toolkit: Sleep and rest
Feeling tired during the day? Struggling to get enough shut eye with the stress of coronavirus? Take a look at these sleep hacks, as well as tips on boosting energy throughout the day.
Wellbeing Toolkit: Coping with change
From where we work to how often we can go outside, coronavirus has changed so much of our daily life. In this factsheet, we look at why change is hard and helpful techniques to help you cope with change.
Wellbeing Toolkit: Healthy eating
From fuelling your body to boosting your mood, what you eat has a big impact on your physical and mental health. Learn about how to balance your plate and tips on finding the perfect portion size for you.
Wellbeing Toolkit: Breathing techniques
Our mind and body are so strongly linked, we can choose to use one to influence and calm the other. Read about the impact of deep breathing on the body and get step-by-step support for trying it in this factsheet.
Did you know that you can support your workforce with an EAP?
An Employee Assistance Programme is a low costing, high supporting service which gives employees access to a Freephone telephone counselling and information line available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, giving confidential advice from a team of friendly, qualified Counsellors, Medical Advisors and Lawyers.
Fancy something more?
Healthy Extra’s combines the support of the 24 Hour Advice and Information Line with other services including the online community support of Togetherall, access to a GP 24/7 with Doctorline and access to offers and savings from high street retailers through Westfield Rewards.
As a Chamber member, you can take out the Westfield Health dedicated Chamber Cash Plan, combining both physical and mental wellbeing and support.
Do you have a MHFA First Aider within your workforce?
Westfield Health offer MHFA First Aid Training via Mental Health England. They have monthly courses available which are run online.
If you would like any further assistance or would like to know more about any of Westfield Health’s services, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will put you in touch with Sam, or if you would like to contact Sam directly, please see her details below.