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Workplace wellbeing

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Creating an impactful wellbeing programme tailored to your employees, company and goals.

The impact of Covid-19 has accelerated this even more, with employers now recognising that supporting employee wellbeing is a means to not only improve the overall health of their employees but also a means to enhance their culture, attract and retain talent, increase engagement and to remain resilient in fluctuating environments. 

To truly embed wellbeing at work employers need to look beyond just providing health promotion advice to employees.  Wellbeing is unique to every employee and in the same way no two wellbeing strategies are the same.  Successful wellbeing strategies need to consider all parameters of the business that have influence on wellbeing at work such as its culture, the work environment and its support for employees.  A strategic approach is most helpful to align these elements to ensure initiatives are fit for purpose and best represent the employees they support. 

Our approach is aimed to help you design and implement a wellbeing strategy that is specifically tailored to reflect your company’s own unique situation.  With our consultants and wellbeing expertise we can help you shape bespoke wellbeing solutions that are fit for purpose and aligned to your business’s objectives. 

Our expert analysis and dash-boarding allows you to monitor the impact of wellbeing initiatives, and provide strategic insights to maximise on your wellbeing spend. 

How we can help you

5 key areas where we can help create a successful and enduring employee wellbeing strategy:

  1. Defining scope and purpose
  2. Analysis to identify risk factors
  3. Benchmark against industry best practice
  4. Building your solution
  5. Regular metric dash-boarding

    1. Defining scope and purpose

    We understand one size doesn’t fit all. Our modular evidence-based approach puts you in control, letting you choose the level and type of support to meet your needs.  Our expertise work flexibly to help you align your wellbeing goals within a framework that works for your business. 

    2. Analysis to identify risk factors

    We will help you understand the key influencers of wellbeing within your business to create focus so that you can achieve your objectives. 

    3. Benchmark against industry best practice

    Understand how you compare with other businesses in terms of best practice in wellbeing and ensure you have the competitive edge. 

    4. Building your solution

    Our consultants and wellbeing experts can help you make a plan and embed wellbeing within your workplace culture to make it sustainable.  We can offer advice and support to successfully roll out your programme from wellbeing events to policy templates to communication planning. 

    5. Regular metric dash-boarding

    Our regular dashboards help you understand the impact and success of your programme so that you can adapt where needed, ensuring your initiatives stay engaging and relevant to your employees.   


    Employers face a growing responsibility to support their staff's wellbeing. But knowing where to start and what to do can be difficult.

    Havensrock¹  is the simple and cost-effective way to support wellbeing in the workplace. It is centered around supporting your employees to Be Well, Feel Well and Stay Well.

    We have partnered with RedArc² to provide employees mental health support at the touch of a button. A simple app that your workforce can use to proactively look after their mental wellbeing. Providing peace of mind knowing that vital support is on hand should they need it.

    Find out more.


    If specialist support is not available through an EAP, services such as RedArc’s dedicated Long Covid support could help significantly.

    RedArc are a specialised team of experienced, registered nurses. They work with insurers, intermediaries, employers and membership organisations, adding value to insurance products and employee assistance programmes, as well as employee benefits and membership solutions.

    The RedArc services cover all serious and long-term physical and mental illnesses including:

    1. Long Covid
    2. Eldercare
    3. Bereavement
    4. Cancer
    5. Mental health
    6. Stroke
    7. Cardiac conditions

    The services are uniquely tailored to the needs of each individual according to their own particular situation. This service could be a lifeline for employees that are struggling.

    For more information email: [email protected].


    Specialist Long Covid Service

    The Office for National Statistics³ revealed that around one in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 had symptoms that lasted for five weeks or longer, and one in 10 had symptoms that lasted for 12 weeks or more. Some are still experiencing severe ongoing symptoms nearly a year later. 

    There are steps employers can take to limit the impact of Long Covid on their workforce

    Howden in partnership with RedArc, the Group’s nurse support service, is offering a new service to help sufferers to manage their symptoms and aid their recovery. RedArc’s registered nurses have many years’ experience supporting people through long-term ill health via a co-ordinated, holistic approach.

    Find out more.

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    Specialist support for employees with Long Covid

    There is specialist support at hand to help employees who are suffering from Long Covid.


    ¹ Havensrock is a brand name of Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Limited, part of the Howden Group. Registered in England and Wales under company number 2248238, with its registered office at One Creechurch Place, London EC3A 5AF. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    ² RedArc Nursing Services are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


    Find out more

    Call our team on 020 3327 5700

    Employee Benefits Statement - Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is part of the Howden Group. Registered in England and Wales under company number 2248238, with its registered office at One Creechurch Place, London EC3A 5AF. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Terms of business:

    - Corporate Client Agreement