Recent BUPA research found that two out of five business owners never talk to their employees about their physical or mental health, despite the cost of stress in the workplace. Standard Bank has recognised the importance of healthy, happy staff and on Friday 4th October will be holding a Wellness Day at their offices in Jersey.
The AXA PPP DIY Health checker will be available to staff over the next few weeks, and local company, WellBeing At Work have organised a series of treatment sessions, talks and activites in the Bank’s offices this Friday.
Tina Monro, HR Business Partner, from Standard Bank said that the Bank is delighted to provide its employees with the time and opportunity to focus on wellness issues. ‘It has been documented that the healthier and happier you are in your work, the less absence there will be and the more productive we will be as a business. Through WellBeing At Work and the Health checker, we are offering staff the opportunity to prevent and improve their health, as well as manage stress. I’m looking forward to a day of relaxing, reviving and replenishing with some excellent local therapists and practitioners, and all in a day’s work.’
On Friday Grant Henderson from Active Ergonomics will be giving a ‘Posture boost’ workshop just in time for national Backcare Awareness week (7th-11th October), Peter Mac from Positive Mind will be presenting a session on ‘overcoming insomnia’ and Beverley Le Cuirot from Wellbeing At Work will be offering tips on overcoming stress.
There will be raw food demonstrations from Niki Jones and Lorraine Pannetier of Beetroot Brownie. Plus staff can take part in a rowing machine challenge.
In addition to the workshops there are a whole host of taster treatments available. Natasha Bolla from Vanilla Therapy will be offering Indian head massages and reflexology, Elaine McGoogan from Fully Present Brennan Healing will be offering taster sessions, as too will Claire de Gruchy of Health Kinesiology who will be letting staff try kinesiology and discussing allergies and intolerances. Graham Taylor will be offering Craniosacral and Bowen technique therapies and representatives from Chateau Vermont gym and spa will be on hand to talk about fitness and offering massages.