Well-Being Services

Building a healthy culture

Many of the most successful companies around the globe have adopted a coordinated approach towards health and well-being and are now reaping the benefits, being recognised by government departments, competitors, customers and employees as some of the top places to work, and therefore maintaining their competitive edge.

“A healthy workplace is a place where everyone works together to achieve an agreed vision for the health and well-being of workers and the surrounding community. It provides all members of the workforce with physical, psychological, social and organisational conditions that protect and promote health and safety. It enables managers and workers to increase control over their own health and to improve it, and to become more energetic, positive and contented2.”

Optum believe that well-being affects more than just our physical health.

We believe that well-being should look at a person holistically. All of our services are built on a bio-psycho-social model of health, providing a number of behavioral change services for the employer market. A selection of the different services includes:

Wellbeing Services     

Corporate workplace Health Programme    

A turnkey approach to employee health and well-being - a programme that provides pre-loaded multi-channel communication materials to implement a health and wellbeing programme, based on the principle of using monthly themes to engage with staff, targeting stress and resillience.

Training and support is provided, as well as toolkits, a member portal and much more.

Measuring your wellbeing performance     

The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) tool provides you with a robust and sophisticated way of measuring chronic health conditions and productivity, drilling down deeper into the health and wellbeing status of individuals within your workforce. You will also get an aggregate picture of the current population health status of your organisation as a whole, and the HRA presents risk for each covered medical condition.

Wellbeing Champion Training     

Based on the renowned Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement, this training will equip any of your volunteer wellbeing champions to understand more about the key health messages and how to communicate and support staff in your organisation.

Wellbeing Webinars for staff and managers     

Subject Matter Experts present topical presentations to multiple staff through a dedicated online video presentation. These are streamed live to enable time for the all important questions and answers. A selection of the types of webinars include:

  • Building resilience for staff
  • Building resilience for managers
  • Building workplace relationships
  • Dealing with difficult behaviour
  • Finding the right balance
  • It's ok to give feedback
  • Managing sensitive conversations
  • Managing stress
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Fitting fitness into your busy day
  • Mindful eating
  • New Year, New You
  • Habits and behaviour change

Subject Matter Experts present onsite topical presentations to staff in a workshop-style setting. These can be delivered in one-hour, lunch-and-learn bitesize sessions, half day or full day workshops. The sample of the types of topics covered are listed above in the ‘Live Webinars’ section.

Onsite Demonstrations     

If your staff would like more of an interactive, experiential session then some of the topics lend themselves to having onsite demonstrations. We have a network of trainers that can develop a tailored solution for you.

1-2-1 face-to-face coaching     

Coaching helps people to develop and grow and will provide staff with the platform to truly focus on what they want, and assist them in identifying the path to achieve their desired outcome.

Face to face coaching can be used to deal with specified work or personal issues and areas can include:

  • Major life changes
  • Review of career path
  • Indecisiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Relationships
Health Fairs     

We can help you organise an event to launch a new wellbeing service, or launch the Work Well Programme within your organisation. Typical stands and sessions might include any one of the programme extras. We can add value by providing the right communication materials, teaser campaigns, coordination on the day of the event as well as follow-up.

Health Kiosks     

Can be left onsite in isolation or manned with staff. Measures include Weight, Body Mass Index, Body Fat Content, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Hydration Quota.

Biometric onsite screening     

Delivered by an Occupational Health Nurse including Cholesterol Level measurement, Diabetes Risk, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Cardiovascular Health.

Business benefits

Helping employers to help employees to help themselves is a core component of many of our services. Organisations effectively supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff are likely to see many benefits, including:

We offer a number of well-being services to build a healthy culture within your organisation whilst encouraging employee engagement. From an online portal and health risk assessment to onsite wellbeing days and biometric screenings, let us help you deliver on your organisation’s wellbeing strategy.

2 WHO Healthy Workplace Framework and Model: Background and Supporting Literature and Practices. Joan Burton – World Health Organisation (WHO). February 2010.