An estimated 1.2 million people who worked in 2015/16 were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by work. Around 80% of the new work-related conditions in 2015/16 were musculoskeletal disorders or stress, depression and anxiety. The direct costs of employee absence to the economy are estimated at more than £14bn per year according to the CBI.
Historically, employee health has fallen under the health and safety banner and has been limited to occupational health related interventions for injuries or illnesses acquired while at work. More recent initiatives have begun to challenge this relatively restrictive view of employee health, advocating an expansion of health and safety programmes to encompass a more holistic approach to wellness, to be proactive rather than reactive.
Mindfulness has been proven to increase job satisfaction and psychological well-being and decrease stress in employees. There is also evidence that employees are more likely to feel supported, to have better relationships at work, to work better in teams, to have less conflicts and to have improved concentration.
Graham offers mindfulness as an eight week programme or can give shorter or more tailored courses as required.
As an experienced osteopath Graham can also help with safely returning employees back to work. He has also developed the Mindfulness Awareness Programme (M.A.P). This is designed to help recovery and better manage chronic physical and emotional pain and suffering and draws on years of experience and learning to create a unique and powerful therapeutic programme.
It is suitable for groups of 8 to 12 people to take part, though numbers could be greater or smaller. Graham works with companies throughout London and Kent.
To receive more details regarding the courses we can offer, or to discuss further how Graham could benefit your workplace, please contact us