Category: Services

Dry January 2018


79% participants saved money; 62% of participants had better sleep and more energy; 49% of participants lost weight

Drinkers are being encouraged by Somerset County Council to take a break and have a Dry January. The campaign by Alcohol Concern is aimed at social drinkers and encourages them…

Alcohol Awareness


47.5% of Somerset adults consider their daily drinking to be dangerous and 42.2% say that they binge drink

In the workplace, the effects of alcohol include: increased accidents and injuries increased absenteeism increased staff turnover and loss of productivity lateness tiredness poor decision-making loss of efficiency lower morale…

Back and joint care


60% of all work related illness and injuries are the result of back, neck or limb problems including repetitive strain injury

Ten million working days are lost each year, with 20 days being taken off annually by each affected employee on average. Postal and courier workers, building and agricultural trades have…

Health Champion training and support


Did you know that sickness absence could be costing your business about £600 to £900 per employee per year

Health Champions are employees who care about the health of their colleagues and the wider community. They will champion health in your workplace by raising awareness of health issues and…

Health MOTs and health checks


The top 3 reasons for sickness absence in Somerset are minor illness, back and joint problems, and mental ill health

And did you know that the top three reasons people see their GPs in Somerset are high blood pressure, depression and being overweight? It makes sense to try and stop…

Physical activity


Physically active workers take 27% fewer sick days and physical activity at work can reduce absence by up to 20%

We can: Help you do a workplace and an employee physical activity survey Provide advice and information about how to promote physical activity in your workplace Help you develop a…

Sickness absence


Did you know that sickness absence could be costing your business about £600 to £900 per employee per year

Our Services: Help you do an employee health survey – we can provide a paper template or an anonymous on-line questionnaire. Provide you with advice and information about how to…

Stress management


An estimated 70 million working days a year are lost due to stress, anxiety, depression or other mental ill health

People suffering from one of these conditions will take an average of 27 days off work. This means that, as an employer, mental ill health could be costing you about £1200 for…

Smoking


Did you know that smokers generally take 33 more hours off sick each year than non-smokers

Our Services: We can: Help you do an anonymous employee smoking survey Help you develop a No Smoking Policy Signpost you to the closet smoking cessation group Support you to run Health…

Weight management and healthy eating


People who are overweight or obese generally take 4 more days a year off sick than employees who are a normal weight

Help your employees achieve a healthy weight. We can: Help you do an employee health survey Help you develop a healthy eating and physical activity policy Provide advice and information…