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Health and Wellbeing at Work: Why is it needed?

What is Workplace Health and Wellbeing?

Workplace wellbeing can be described as ensuring staff have the best possible mental and physical wellbeing.

At OptiMe we focus on the 6 pillars of wellbeing including; physical, mental and emotional, social, environmental, professional and financial wellbeing. Ensuring that all aspects of employee wellbeing are managed and improved, leading to a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.

Investing in employees can hold positive effects such as, increased resilience, reduced sickness absence, higher performance, and productivity.

This is what every business strives for, right?

It is now progressive organisations who are implementing workplace wellbeing programmes, as they recognise their most important resources are their employees.

Our digital platform has an abundance of attributes that can reward staff, monitor health and wellbeing, and provide guidance for employees. At OptiMe, we believe in promoting and rewarding wellbeing and believe that employees deserve recognition for their accomplishments at work. Promoting a good standard of workplace wellbeing can improve staff motivations levels, performance and strengthen teamwork.

Afterall, we need teamwork in a business to be able to progress, right?

A recent study has shown that sickness absence costs the UK economy £14+ billion a year. Statistically speaking, that costs each organisation £554 per employee per year. Figures such as these show how effective a workplace wellbeing programme could be within your business. For a fee less than a cup of coffee per month per employee, your employees can improve their wellbeing. Meaning your business can reap the benefits of a happier and healthier workforce, with less sick days!

Why do Employees need to be Healthy & Happy?

Health is vital for performance. If your employees are tired, lack motivation and are unhealthy, they’re not going to perform well in their role.

At OptiMe we know how important it is for an employer to be aware of their staff morale and health. Our online platform takes out all the leg work for your organisation, and provides your employees with the resources they need to start their wellbeing journey. Whether their focus is on fitness, nutrition, mental wellness or finance, we have the tools to help them.

Has COVID-19 revitalised the need for Health & Wellbeing?

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, many organisations have had to reconsider their approach towards health and wellbeing. It is without a doubt that the worldwide crisis has posed a physical threat to our health, but has also shaken up daily routines, working location and has ultimately put our mental health under strain.

Many employees that will be soon returning to work post COVID-19 may feel disengaged with colleagues and management. Others who are returning to work may be stressed due to juggling childcare and work. Many may have failed to manage a work-life balance in working from home and will be facing burnout, and some will be worried about debt-management or their finances post furlough.

COVID-19 may have also changed the decision-making process of many organisations and as many may have recognised the need to keep employees engaged once a return to the office is made. With the App and the service we provide, we can work together with employers and employees to allow staff to return to work happy and healthy.

A message from the CEO of OptiMe: Bethany Ainsley

“It’s fantastic to see organisations reaping the benefits of our employee wellbeing digital solution”

Bethany had a vision to create a business that can act as a support to organisations and employees. In a recent interview, Bethany urged companies to help furloughed staff by ensuring positive mental health during their time away from the office.

Our app is a system that is convenient and easy to use. Employee can effectively manage their own health and wellbeing from the press of a button!

“It is our hope that if businesses invest in the wellbeing of their staff, they will continue to reap the rewards of a health, happy and productive team for years to come”.

If you want to become an ambassador for wellbeing please get in touch with our team at

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