We deliver high quality training to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.
What we can offer
Orchid Health and Wellbeing Consultancy can help shape your Organisations Wellbeing Policies by ensuring the right tools are in place. HR departments are fundamental in making this happen and we help support what is right for you and your organisation.
We can also offer a half a day course which is designed to help people recognise when a staff member is experiencing distress and how they can offer support. It will define the common mental health problems, there symptoms and the support options available.
Health and wellbeing in the workplace
Currently 10% of long term sickness is stress or mental health related; it is widely acknowledged that historically there have been gaps in increasing Wellbeing in the workplace, Public Health England (PHE) Local action on health inequalities:
Workplace interventions to improve health and wellbeing (2014) recommend that:
1. Both the physical and psychosocial work environments can affect health. This briefing focuses on psychosocial conditions, which is about organisational culture.
2. The way work is organised and the work climate are contributory factors in the social gradient in health. Lower paid workers with fewer skills or qualifications are more likely to experience poor psychosocial working conditions and worse health.
3. Measures to improve the quality of work that focus more attention on workers in semiskilled and unskilled manual occupational groups may help to reduce inequalities in work related health problems.
4. There is evidence that psychosocial working conditions can be improved in a variety of ways, for example, by increasing employee control over their work and participation in decision-making, and with flexible working practices.
5. Effective leadership and line management training can also contribute to a better psychosocial work environment. Interventions to reduce stress and improve mental health at work, leading causes of sickness absence, will typically are important for improving workplace health.
6. Opportunities to participate in any schemes should be open to all employees and all groups should be considered during the design of schemes, especially those in semiskilled and unskilled manual jobs and temporary or fixed term workers.