It is no secret that doctors and medical staff are at considerable risk of work-related stress, burnout, and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially given the year we have just experienced. If 2020 taught us anything it was how valuable our NHS front line workers are. At Lloyd & Whyte we have worked with healthcare professionals for over 20 years and we care about more than just your financial health. We want to offer a supportive, holistic approach because we care about your personal health and wellbeing too.
That is why we have launched our new health and wellbeing platform, Wellbeing Matters. It gives you access to a range of content, including videos, blogs, podcasts, and articles on a wide range of topics, delivered by fully accredited, experienced professionals, supporting you to feel better at home and at work.
The free to use platform gives you over 200 hours of content, covering a wide range of subjects, such as mental health, sleep, anxiety, parenting, financial wellbeing & lifestyle e-learning. In addition, you can create your own fitness tracking, access exercise videos, and monitor your nutritional diet plan. We like to think of it as extra support to navigate the multiple challenges that work and life present.
According to Spectrum Life, a leading provider of Employee Assistance programs;
- 49% of employees lose an hour of productivity or more each day due to stress
- Almost half of all employees cite stress and personal issues as the most common reason for absence
- Companies lose as much as £611.00 per employee annually due to unscheduled absenteeism.
To combat these risks, many employers provide EAPs that include assessment, short-term problem resolution and referral services for employees and their families. These services provide tremendous benefits for employers, including lower medical costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism, higher employee productivity and improved employee engagement. Having an EAP also demonstrates to employees that their employer cares about their health and well-being.
Now more than ever, we recognise that everyone needs support, no matter who you are.
Our free to use Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there to proactively help you, your family, your employees and their families and your members with access to confidential telephone counsellors available 24/7 and the option to arrange face to face consultations, which currently take place via a video conference call.
We can provide a broad range of mental health promotion activities and events to help prioritise and support your mental wellbeing, something that is particularly relevant during such challenging times.
Points and Rewards Through Your Benefit Hub
To access the free benefit hub, log on to the Wellbeing Matters portal and simply click on the ‘My Wellbeing page” to link to the benefits hub with your own unique code.
We have also teamed up with a range of partners giving you access to discounts on brands such as Apple, Boots, Burtons, Clarks, Halfords, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Sky and many more brands, Hotel Chains & Restaurants. You get rewards via wellness points which you gain when you engage with the platform. The more points you earn, the more rewards you unlock.
We believe it is the most comprehensive health and wellbeing app on the market, and we hope it will help to make a difference.