We understand first-hand the pressure of working around the clock in a fast-paced corporate environment, and the struggles to find balance between work and life.
So we have created a range of products and services that help people gain awareness, balance and control in order to help them be their most productive, fulfilled and happiest selves.
There are frequent reports about the current mental health epidemic in the UK and beyond, and the long-term impact this is having on the health of people, communities and the economy.
The Thriving at Work Report, commissioned by the Government in 2017, estimates the cost of poor mental health to the economy as a whole, is up to £99 billion per year. What’s more, every year an estimated 300,000 workers are leaving their jobs on account of a mental health related issue.
There is an urgent need to combat the mental health epidemic sweeping our country – not just for the sake of the economy – but more importantly, for the happiness and wellbeing of millions of people.
Prevention is better than cure
The Mental Health Foundation states “Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place”.
Two of the most recognised preventative ways to manage the effects of stress are:
Most of us know we should be moving more yet 39% (British Heart Foundation Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour Report 2017) of adults in the UK don’t meet physical activity recommendations, and as many as 13 million aren’t active at all.
While there are endless benefits to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, studies show that people who exercise during the day find they get more work done and take fewer sick days. One study showed that those that exercise are 33% more motivated and 79% have improved mental concentration afterwards.
While research is still growing in this area, evidence has suggested the benefit of mindfulness to health and wellbeing, with results showing positive effects on several aspects of whole-person health, including the mind, the brain, the body, and behaviour, as well as a person’s relationships with others. Mindfulness has also shown to help with a number of conditions, including stress, and anxiety.
Deep relaxation of the mind is something we rarely allow in our hectic day-to-day lives – and next to never in the workplace. It’s proven that allowing the mind to deeply relax into a nap-like state can improve focus by 54% and productivity by 34% during the working day.
Business has a role to play
Now is the time for business to start looking at their approach to Corporate Wellbeing, to promote a better way of living for their people and a culture of positive health and wellbeing.
As a result of the work that we do at POINT3 Wellbeing, the people we meet and the people we were before we launched, we know that most of us don’t lead a sustainable lifestyle, and we underestimate the impact that this is having on our total health and wellbeing – mentally, physically and emotionally. The majority of people we talk to tell us they need ideas and inspiration and tips and tricks for leading a happier and healthier lifestyle.
We know that by taking a few simple steps, from one day to another, people can see improvements to their overall health and wellbeing.