Invest in Workplace Wellbeing
“If the UK prioritises mental health at work, we can become global leaders in reducing stigma, improving the mental health of the population and support for those who need it, and in the process improve the UK’s productivity.”
The Stevenson / Farmer Government Review of Mental Health and Employers October 2017
of people in the Uk will experience mental health issues this year
people with a longer term mental health problem lose their jobs each year
of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition
billion GBP annual cost to employers
How is stress impacting your organisation?
The annual cost to employers of poor mental health at work is between £33 and £42 billion. That’s a huge number, but what does it mean for your organisation?
Sickness absence – mental health is one of the greatest causes of sickness absence in the UK. People with a mental health condition are three times more likely to have a long term period of sickness
Presenteeism – here you have people showing up to work when they are ill, resulting in a loss of productivity and sometimes making an individual’s condition worse
Limiting progression – employees often believe that having a mental health condition could hamper their progression
Impact on wider workforce – if people are not supported with their mental health by their employer, this can have a knock-on effect to other members of their team, for example if somone isn’t supported with the right adjustments to stay in work, they may need to take time off, leading to increased workload for other employees
Impact on employee turnover – there are obvious costs to your organisation of recruiting and training a new employee if current team members feel unable to continue in work due to their poor mental health.
Positive practices around mental health and well-being mean you’re far more likely to be an employer of choice, allowing you to attract and retain new talent. You will also increase productivity which impacts the bottom line (1).
There are three basic needs in any organisation to create a culture of wellbeing at work. (1)
1. Support for all employees to thrive
Having an understanding of mental wellbeing is not just important for those who are struggling and their managers, rather it’s relevant to every single member of the organisation.
There’s compelling emerging evidence that a greater understanding of where wellbeing comes from helps your thriving staff become even more productive, efficient and effective, without the fear of burn out or stress.
In short, it’s neccessary if you want to create a highly productive, well-functioning and happy workforce.
2. Targeted support for those who are struggling
Chances are there are people on your teams who are struggling but ‘holding it together’.
They’re still at work but they could be struggling with a number of areas including work, home, health or family concerns that are impacting on their ability to show up and be the focused and productive employees your organisation needs them to be.
You may know who these individuals are, or you may not be able to identify them.
Providing easily accessible resources for all can help reach those individuals and the whole work force to thrive.
3.Tailored support for those who are ill and off work
We know that it’s not always possible for people to remain in work if their symptoms become overwhelming.
We know that can exact a heavy cost to your organisation and you’d like to see them back to work as quickly as possible.
1. Well Being At Work One-Day Workshops
We offer Wellbeing days where we educate your people in innate resilience principles and the source of wellbeing.
We explore what mental and emotional stress is, where it comes from and how to prevent it, no matter what people are up against.
To run a Wellbeing day, we first meet with you to understand your particular organisational needs and challenges. We find out through an online confidential questionnaire what people are up against, we then design and deliver a bespoke Wellbeing day for 10-25 people.
For larger groups, we work with two facilitators to ensure the best possible result and that each participant gets exactly what they need.
To create sustainable wellbeing in your organisation we offer bespoke programs for leaders and advanced training for people to support others and become in-house Wellbeing Coaches.
2. Wellbeing@Work – 6 week online program
Run by Ian Watson and Elizabeth Lovius this program is designed to educate anyone in an organisation who wants to understand more about what it takes to have less stress, more wellbeing and thrive at work.
The Six Week program is delivered online through an easy-to-use portal and complemented with weekly calls where participants can get additional support and have their questions personally answered by our experts.
It acts as a preventative and is a simple, scalable and affordable solution.
The content will include:
- An introduction to the program, what to expect and how to approach learning
- Stress in the workplace – what it is and what we think causes it; exposing common misunderstandings
- How stressful feelings are created and why many techniques of stress-management don’t work
- How wellbeing works: accessing innate well-being; the true nature and source of resilience
- How we can be less bothered by other people by understanding more about moods and ‘problem’ behaviours
- Accessing peace of mind no matter what the circumstances
It allows participants to access the program privately and at a time to suit them and we can provide ongoing support to ensure sustainability at the end of the six weeks if required. We also offer longer in-person programs to develop in-house Wellbeing Coaches.
3. A Little Peace of Mind@Work
Run by Nicola Bird, this is our innovative educational and restorative program specifically designed to support both those who are struggling but still at work and those who are currently off sick because of their symptoms.
The 12 Week intensive program is delivered online through an easy-to-use portal and complemented with weekly calls where participants can get additional support and have their questions answered.
We enrol a new intake every month: no waiting for NHS or EAP referrrals – we want your staff productive and back to work as quickly as possible.
It allows participants to access the program privately, via computer or on mobile devices and at a time to suit them. We can provide ongoing support at the end of the 12 Weeks if required.
- What mental stress really is and where it comes from
- Being ‘safe’
- Are we really in control?
- “I just want it gone”
- How to live in peace of mind
- Who we really are without our mental stress
It’s a simple, scalable and affordable solution.
4. Wellbeing Support and Coaching
We have a team of experienced Wellbeing Coaches mentored by our Wellbeing Specialist Educator Ian Watson.
They offer a package of three 1:1 online virtual calls of up to 1.5 hours each.
This can work well for people who are either at work or currently off work as we can work around their availability as well as tailor the content to their specific situation.
We don’t give advice, use techniques or tell people what to do – rather we educate and explore universal principles of how wellbeing works and how an understanding of these can help people to naturally access their mental health and resilience.
It is our state of mind that is creating our experience – so when our minds are full of stressful and anxious thinking it is like a muddy pool. Accessing our natural state of wellbeing allows these thoughts to settle, and enables people to listen to their innate wisdom and act from clarity.
As a result of our approach people are able to have their own insights and answers into their own situation – as it is personal insight or ‘a-ha’ moments that are the agent of real change.
Further informal research studies into state of mind training in business confirms:
increase in remaining calm under pressure
increase in feelings of respect and goodwill for others
Understanding the principles of wellbeing naturally leads to significant increases in…
People naturally access fresh creative ideas and are willing to take risks when they are in a state of wellbeing.
Clarity, decision making and efficiency are all hallmarks of a calm clear state of mind, a natural function of wellbeing.
Wellbeing naturally leads to optimism, flow and ease – all desirable when it comes to peak performance.
Clarity of Mind
Having wellbeing, clarity of mind and access to wisdom leads to better decisions and more resourcefulness.
When leaders think and feel well, they do well and lead well. The state of your leaders impacts the state of your organisation.
You can’t control what happens to you – but you can know you will bounce back – no matter what. When it comes to any change in business – resilience is key.
Learning to listen to your innate wisdom, wellbeing and intuition will always guide you in the direction of working smart.
When we can understand more about what makes all humans tick it helps us to be less judging and have a deeper connection.
People who are calm and clear and come from their wellbeing are more likely to listen and communicate well with others.
The principles we work with are having an impact on all fields including stress, mental health, addiction and trauma.
Evidence gathered over 20 years supports these claims. Evidence based case studies show the following significant measurable improvements in companies’ : (3)
- innovation and solutions
- financial turnover
- goal achievement
- error rate
- unnecessary meetings
- employee burn out and stress
Who Are We?
Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Wellbeing Coach and Social Entrepreneur specialising in resilience and wellbeing. She has over 25 years experience in a variety of business sectors including: Retail, Manufacturing, IT, Banking, Government, Healthcare, Creative Media, Social Enterprise, Start-up and Sports Elizabeth works at the Executive level delivering projects and consultancy that help individual leaders, teams and organisations have the resilience, wisdom and wellbeing needed to deliver sustainable business results.
As a Social Entrepreneur, Elizabeth’s mission is to contribute to a global shift in wellbeing, one human being at a time. She is Founder of the Social Enterprise: The Wisdom and Wellbeing Collective – a multi-disciplined network of experienced practitioners who deliver social projects of real change that enable wellbeing for everyone – for young people, for adults, for business, for the planet.
“I really loved and benefited from everything you said and taught us. I know this will stick with me moving forwards…”
Emily Finn, Studio Director, Acrylicise
Nicola Bird has a wide range of professional experiencing, working at management level inside organisations as diverse as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NHS, as well becoming an entrepreneur and setting up and creating her own successful software and coaching company.
Along with an academic background in Occupational Psychology, Nicola has been in the field of personal development for over 20 years and is a qualified Advanced Transformative Coach.
Coupled with this, her own personal experience of anxiety and journey through the other side to a life not only free of anxiety but full of productivity, enjoyment and clarity prompted her to create the Little Peace of Mind online materials, which she has successfully delivered to thousands of clients all around the world.
“ I would recommend this program to anybody wanting a deeper understanding of how every human being experiences life”
Ian Watson is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator and leader in the innate resilience principles of the mind. Ian has worked in the field of wellbeing, innate health and personal transformation for almost thirty years and co-founded The Lakeland College in 1993, and The Insight Space in 2013.
Ian has worked extensively with people from all walks of life to help bring about rapid, gentle, sustainable change that transforms lives. His work enables people to disconnect from the noisy chatter of their busy minds, and reconnect to the inner source of calm presence, creativity and inner wisdom that resides within everyone.
Ian provides mentoring, training and support to practioners and those working in the fields of coaching and business leadership, young people, education, healthcare and addictions recovery.
“I’d go as far as to say, he saved my life. Not from suicide, but from the tyranny of my own thinking. My life used to be a disappointment of what it wasn’t. Now it’s a celebration of what it is.
Work with Us
Give your people and your business the gift of wellbeing from £160 per person.
Wellbeing Coaching and Support
- Personalised support and coaching
- 3 x 1.5 hours coaching
- Delivered using skype/zoom
- Plus VAT
Wellbeing@Work Online Program
- Comprehensive 6 week online program
- Designed to train all employees about their mental health and wellbeing and that of their staff
- 6 Live Group Coaching Calls – Wednesdays 7.30pm
- Next intake: April 2018
- Plus VAT
- Please use the contact form below to register interest
A Little Peace of Mind@Work
- Immersive 12 Week Program
- Designed for those who are struggling with mental health issues in or out of the workplace
- 12 Live Group Coaching Calls – Mondays 8pm
- Next intake: Monday 23 April 2018
- Plus VAT
Or you can create your own bespoke package to suit your business needs.
If you have questions or would like to find out more about what we can do to support you to support your employees, please do contact us using this form.
“Life-changing. I can honestly say it’s been like scales dropping from my eyes. “
– Nicki Fisher – Head of the Pret Foundation
A reboot of my innate wellbeing, and a new found zeal for my life.”
— Allyson Burden
“After a life of anxiety, I am able to think ‘it’s all ok’ – Janet
“Like a deep muscle massage. You emerge somehow renewed, ready to stretch further, no longer aching and with hope in your heart”
– James Rutter – Head of Brand – Cook Food
“I have achieved more toward freedom in this programme than I have with medication, counselling, CBT, and many other forms of treatment”
I have noticed how strong I feel. I have a much deeper understanding of my thoughts and feelings and my sadness and worry seem to have vanished! I actually had been on a higher dose blood pressure medicine and asked to be switched to a lower dose.
– Jan Burgess
(3) Research by Three Principles Movies
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Confidentiality: We agree to protect the confidentiality of all participants. We reserve the right to contact the relevant agencies should we be concerned that someone may be at risk of harming themselves or others.
Disclaimer: The education provided in these programs does not constitute medical advice. Participants are advised to seek professional medical assistance in the event that they are suffering from any medical problem.