EMBEDDING A CULTURE OF WELLBEING INTO THE CORE Of ORGANISATIONS across all industries and sectors.
Our mission is to help organisations address the complex issue of workplace wellbeing by identifying what it is their employees really need and delivering a cohesive and impactful strategy which can be evaluated, adapted and improved upon. There is a growing recognition that organisations need to take a strategic and integrated approach to employee wellbeing particularly in the area of mental health.
There is undisputable data showing the benefits of wellbeing programmes suggesting that effective initiatives result in improved workplace performance; in profitability, productivity and the quality of outputs.
It’s undeniable that the workplace is changing at an exponential rate, employers need to keep up to make sure they are offering the best support for their employees but also leading the way in this area in order to attract new talent into the organisation.
Mental ill health is a significant issue for employers in the UK affecting so many lives. Every year one in four people will experience a mental health problem and the annual cost to employers is calculated to be around £33 to £42 billion due to presenteeism, sickness and turnover of staff.
Beingworks’ expertise lies in identifying need and designing, developing and delivering a suite of workplace wellbeing solutions such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), coaching, mindfulness, yoga and bespoke workshops addressing topic areas such as mental health awareness, stress, resilience, self-compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence (EQ). Our approach also addresses wellbeing in the context of an employees life, supporting them as they navigate their way through significant, transitional and sometimes traumatic life events and enabling them to access support provided by Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) or Occupational Health. Our input also helps line managers to be able to feel confident to support these employees and listen with compassion, as well as feeling equipped to appropriately refer on to specialist services as required.
To create real culture change in organisations, the tone must be set from the top. There needs to be buy-in from senior management in order to drive a sustainable strategy that will embed wellbeing culture deep into the fabric of the organisation. Thinking cannot be siloed, all stakeholders throughout the organisation need to be fully involved for effective change to be achieved.
Moving from work-life balance to a culture of work-life integration
Could the term work-life balance be outdated? We believe so. Given the advances in technology and the changes to our ways of working, the idea of continually struggling to balance work and life doesn’t seem appropriate in the world we live in today. Beingworks believe work and life should be looked at as a carefully controlled integration of the two. Our specialist approach to wellbeing represents this viewpoint; creating sustainable and impactful strategies that support employee challenges in the context of their whole life rather than ad hoc wellbeing initiatives. Our perspective comes from a place of compassion and service, putting the human being at the centre of everything we do. Inspired by research, Beingworks believes in the power of self-compassion and the huge impact this can have on performance.
Our vision is to establish close, long term relationships with organisations, continually adapting and creating new wellbeing content for this ever-changing world to provide the best support for employees.