Evexia for Business
How do you Support the Health and Well-Being of your Employees?
Paying attention to workplace mental health has never been more important.
Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on mental health and, equally, someone's mental health can have a significant impact to perform well in their job.
Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions and better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk).
Research suggests smoking in the work-place negatively affects productivity,
losing work time due to smoke breaks and absenteeism.
In the United Kingdom, the cost of smoking related illnesses have been reported to be about
£1.5 billion (https://www.researchgate.net)
Among the indirect costs related to smoking are the excess of days of absenteeism, the time spent on smoking breaks during the working day and presenteeism - researchers say that presenteeism (the problem of workers' being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning) can cut individual productivity by one-third or more.
In fact, presenteeism appears to be a much costlier problem than its productivity-reducing counterpart, absenteeism (www.hbr.org)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
This is a common condition that affects the digestive system.
It is the most common gastro-intestinal disorder in the world with an estimated 15% of the population suffering from IBS world-wide,
with UK figures showing that almost 1 in 3 people saying that they suffer from it.
Figures though could be even higher than this,
as it is thought that half of sufferers never go to a doctor.
Known as the ‘hidden workplace enemy’, the impact on productivity in the workplace is huge -
It is estimated that Britain’s businesses lose almost £3 billion every
year through sick days related to gut health.
Hypnotherapy is a recommended treatment of IBS and can help alleviate physical symptoms as well as the associated mental health issues.
Obesity drives disease. It increases the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease and
it costs the economy over £27billion per year.
As a result there are significant workplace costs associated with obesity.
Sickness absence rates due to lifestyle related diseases costs the British economy over £8.2 billion per year. However, the problems spill over into the workplace too, with workers having low energy levels, decreased productivity and low morale.
For a large organisation employing around 1,000 people, lost productivity caused by obesity could cost more than £126,000 a year.
If you would like to consider a programme to help your employees well-being, whether physical or mental, please contact me for more information about packages and tailored prices.