"The massage session helped me switch off for a while and helped me return back to work in a positive mood and much more comfortable. I also slept a lot better that night."
It is estimated that poor mental health costs UK employers £33bn – £42bn each year. (Mental health and employers: The case for investment. Supporting study for the Independent Review. October 2017).
The report also states:
Poor mental health and wellbeing can impact an individual’s ability to thrive at work and earn a living.
Employers should be encouraged to identify and support individuals who bring their mental health problems to work with them, as well as provide mentally healthy working conditions.
Employers can offer a range of activities to support individuals’ personal circumstances enabling them to take the best course of action for their mental health.
Offering these activities is not only beneficial for employees and society, but can reduce the significant employer costs of absence, presenteeism and employee turnover.
Our research shows that whilst many employers offer reactive support, providing support at earlier, preventative stages of the employee journey may deliver a better average return on investment.
If you are part of a local company within Milton Keynes or South Northamptonshire and would like to support the wellbeing of your staff through offering workplace therapies then I'd love to hear from you.