We provide the guidance, training, and tools required to
develop healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces
Happy and Healthy Employees Create Productive Workforces
We've combined comprehensive industry understanding of workplace culture, with extensive healthcare and organisational change expertise to provide a sustainable approach that enables organisations to improve employee wellbeing and benefit from increased employee engagement, productivity, retention and morale.
Addressing workplace mental wellbeing culture is at the core of our approach and key to achievable, measurable and sustainable improvement of employee wellbeing.
Why is employee wellbeing important?
At any one time 1 in 4 people will be experiencing poor mental wellbeing, with an estimated annual cost of £26 billion to UK businesses
77% of employed participants of BITC’s 2016 research had experienced poor mental wellbeing, with 62% reporting work as a contributing factor
Absences as a result of reported work-related, mental wellbeing problems are now the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK
Workplace wellbeing interventions addressing employee mental wellbeing offer a single effective tool to reduce absenteeism, presenteeism, staff replacement and loss of productivity.
The Benefits of Addressing Employee Wellbeing
Improved productivity. The 2016 Social Market Foundation ‘Working Well’ report states that 1 in 3 employees are less productive due to poor mental wellbeing, with the UK being at least 25% less productive than most of the countries we directly compete against.
Increased employee engagement and retention as employees who feel respected, cared for and valued during a period of vulnerability will reward organisations with loyalty and commitment. As a consequence this creates an open culture, which enhances trust and allows employees to be authentic and honest about their feelings.
Reduced staff turnover. Organisations who promote health and wellbeing are 4 times less likely to lose talent in the following year and the average cost of filling a vacancy is estimated to be around £6,125.
Reduced risk and expenses of disciplinary actions, grievances and legal costs associated with discrimination and health and safety legislation.
Reduced absence leave rates, avoiding: disruption to business function, use of costly temporary staff, wasted time and money retraining replacement staff. In 2015/16, stress accounted for 45% of all working days lost, an estimated 11.7 million days for UK organisations.
Improved reputational benefits attracting the highest calibre staff. Organisations who promote employee health and wellbeing are 3.5 more times more likely to be viewed as creative and innovative. This can be promoted externally as a part of reporting on Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR).
Improved Customer Care with organisations who provide employees with high levels of wellbeing out performing the stock market by 2-3% per year over a 25 year period.
Improved staff morale promoting a positive and healthy working environment.
Our Approach & Services
Achievable, measurable and sustainable change
Our comprehensive industry understanding of workplace culture has taught us that training on it’s own is ineffective for long-term change and that a whole-organisational approach, with commitment and support from all levels of management is the only way to achieve sustainable change.
We’ve combined this insight with extensive mental wellbeing expertise and contemporaneous mental wellbeing research to provide an achievable, measurable and sustainable, phased approach that addresses workplace mental wellbeing culture as the under-lying, root cause of poor employee wellbeing for individual and organisational long-term gain.
Core principles of our approach include:
Extensive Industry Understanding
The Open Minds Health approach was designed by a team of experts consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, GPs, other healthcare specialists, leading healthcare academics, HR Directors, other HR specialists, cultural change specialists and business leaders who have worked at a senior level within corporate environments.
Evidence and Research
Every aspect of our approach is underpinned by evidence-based principles and contemporaneous, peer-reviewed research.
Delivery with Relevant Experience
All of our team have significant working experience of managing teams in commercial environments, reinforcing personal credibility with attendees and bringing essential insight and understanding to sessions. Many are considered leaders in corporate mental wellbeing and actively involved with initiatives and movements determined to improve working environments for all.
We fully understand that employee wellbeing initiatives are occasionally met with with hesitancy and reluctance from some individuals and purposefully designed a fully inclusive, phased approach to actively involve and educate all levels of management.