The ‘Thriving at Work’ Report commissioned by the government at the end of 2017 states that 300,000 workers are leaving their jobs every year on account of a mental health related issue. What’s more, it’s thought that 85% of adults are experiencing stress regularly, highlighting the role and responsibility that companies have to managing the mental, as well as physical and emotional health of their employees.
Entitled ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’, the new weekly event offers employees of TRO and the local South West London business community, a range of POINT3 workouts, which have been scientifically designed to reduce stress through a combination of movement and mindfulness. Ideal for those on busy schedule, the 45 minute 2-in-1 workouts combine both exercise (either HIIT, Stretching or Running) along with a relaxing mindfulness session. Once a month, POINT3 will also host a talk focused around a different wellbeing theme.
RAISING MONEY FOR RICHMOND BOROUGH MIND
The event will also help to raise money for Richmond Borough Mind, which supports people experiencing mental health problems and their carers in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. While the event is free to attend (although booking is recommended to secure a spot!) a donation on the day is welcomed, with all proceeds going to Richmond Borough Mind.
POINT3 was set up by Nicky Morgan, Sarah Mayo and Siôn Stansfield, who first met while working at TRO. They have re-trained as mind and body coaches and are using their corporate experience to now provide total wellbeing experiences that motivate, educate and energise people to be happier, healthier, and more productive.
Amelia Shepherd, managing director, TRO commented, “Quite simply, we wouldn’t be anywhere without our people, so we are completely committed to maintaining a holistic approach to nurturing our brilliant workforce. It’s absolutely crucial that mental health is held in the same regard as physical health, and so it was natural to partner with POINT3 to deliver this weekly event for our team and the community.”
Nicky Morgan, co-founder POINT3 Wellbeing adds, “It feels fitting to partner with TRO on this new Wellbeing Wednesday event, given the POINT3 founders all met here. And having worked at the agency for over 15 years myself, I am delighted to build on this long-standing relationship. Wellbeing Wednesday will be happening every week come rain or shine – firmly putting mind and body health and fitness on the Richmond agenda.”
More information about Wellbeing Wednesday can be found here.
Wellbeing Wednesday takes place at 6.15pm every Wednesday at TRO, 18 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 6UW.
The schedule for September and October is as follows:
5/09 HIIT+CHILL – High Intensity Interval Training + Mindfulness experience
12/09 STRETCH+CHILL – Dynamic/Static Stretch Fusion + Mindfulness experience
19/09 RUN+CHILL – 5k Run + Mindfulness experience
26/09 CHAT+CHILL – Monthly Wellbeing Discussion + Mindfulness experience
31/10 MIND MASSAGE – 45 minute mindfulness experience