The Power of Mindfulness in the Workplace

The Power of Mindfulness in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced world, where deadlines loom, and stress levels are in a near-constant state of alert, finding a sense of calm amidst the chaos is paramount. This is where mindfulness steps in, offering a sanctuary of peace and clarity, or at the very least awareness, in the bustling environment of the workplace. Mindfulness, the practice of being present and fully engaged in the moment, has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing mental health and well-being, with profound implications for productivity, creativity, and overall workplace satisfaction.

At its core, mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. In the context of the workplace, this may mean being able to become fully immersed in tasks and interactions, engaging in more positive communication and generating greater compassion towards yourself and the people around you. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, employees can enhance their ability to focus, make better decisions, and manage stress more effectively. A positive working experience is one where individuals are able to operate with a general feeling of comfort without the constant threat of being derailed by stress.  Mindfulness encourages individuals to observe their thoughts and emotions without getting caught up in them. This awareness allows for better emotional regulation, as individuals can respond to stressors in a more adaptive and constructive manner. Research suggests that mindfulness training can lead to improvements in emotional regulation and reduced reactivity to stress, therefore being less likely to be overly impacted by the pitfalls of stressful scenarios.

Benefits of Mindfulness

One of the most significant benefits of mindfulness in the workplace is its positive impact on mental health. Research has shown that mindfulness practices can reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. By bringing attention to the present moment and adopting a non-judgmental attitude, individuals can gain greater insight into their thoughts and emotions, leading to increased self-awareness and emotional resilience. This resilience is as valuable when it comes to learning about savouring the good things as it is in the face of adversity. It teaches us to accept things just as they are and accelerates the bounce back from stressful situations.

Moreover, mindfulness has been linked to improvements in overall well-being and job satisfaction. When employees are more present and engaged in their work, they experience greater fulfilment and a more satisfying sense of purpose. This, in turn, can lead to higher levels of motivation and productivity, as individuals are more likely to approach tasks with enthusiasm and commitment. Rumination, or repetitive negative thinking, is a common feature of stress and anxiety that is particularly rife when job satisfaction is low. Mindfulness helps individuals break free from the cycle of rumination by redirecting their attention to the present moment. By observing their thoughts with curiosity and acceptance, individuals can disengage from unproductive rumination and reduce stress levels. This is a skill that takes effort and is so important for our ability to enjoy life, whether that’s as work or in any other part of life.

Furthermore, mindfulness fosters better communication and collaboration among team members. By being fully present and attentive during interactions, employees can improve their listening skills and empathise more effectively with others. This creates a more positive and supportive work environment where individuals feel valued and understood. When mindfulness is given the time and space to grow it will create a culture that values presence and awareness, and the most obvious direction this will lead it to a place of greater cohesion, trust, and resilience within the organisation as a whole.

Although there are potentially endless benefits to mindfulness because of the variables at play, the final one to mention here is the improvement in cognitive functioning. Chronic stress, which is possibly the most common cause of issues at work, can impair cognitive functioning, leading to difficulties in concentration, memory, and decision-making. Mindfulness practices have been shown to enhance cognitive functioning by promoting attentional control, cognitive flexibility, and working memory capacity. By training the mind to focus on the present moment, mindfulness can help individuals overcome the cognitive deficits associated with stress.

It’s important to note that mindfulness is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and different individuals may resonate with different styles and practices. Some may find silent meditation or mindful movement helpful, while others may prefer focusing on breathwork exercises. Mindfulness practices, such as breathing exercises and meditation, activate the body’s relaxation response through connection with the autonomic nervous system in the body, which counteracts the physiological effects of stress. By focusing on the breath or body sensations, individuals can induce a keener state of calm therefore reducing stress levels. On the flipside of that, we hold a lot of uncomfortable emotions in our breath and our body so it is important that we are aware of this and have the right kind of guidance if we are dealing with emotions that could potentially feel overwhelming. The key is to find what works best for each individual and integrate mindfulness into daily routines in a way that feels authentic and sustainable.

Our Work at The INKEY LIST

Our recent work at The INKEY LIST was centred around this idea of sustaibable practice, by beginning to get to know what mindfulness is and then ultimately engaging in practices that felt meaningful but applicable to real life. This meant that we tried a series of short practices, some using breath, others focusing more on the body, but all practices that could be done at a desk, during a meeting, in the middle of creative flow and without the need for special equipment and the people around us would not even notice that we were taking a matter of minutes out of our day to tune into what was going on in that moment and using the time as an opportunity to reset or regulate. Mental Health Awareness Week may be a nice springboard for launching ourselves into at least learning about what mindfulness is and how it could feature in our lives, and ultimately benefit us. However, it is worth noting that this practice is a learned skill and takes time to embed, so the reward is very much a result of an investment.

In conclusion, mindfulness, whether in the workplace, on the train, or as an immovable part of our daily routines, is not just a passing trend—it’s a powerful tool for enhancing mental health, well-being, and overall productivity. By fostering a culture of mindfulness, organisations can create environments where employees feel supported, valued, and empowered. In doing so, they can unlock the full potential of their teams and cultivate a workplace that thrives on a foundation of presence, compassion, and connection.

WorkSpa organises Mindfulness Workshops tailored to the company’s needs. Contact our team to learn more.

Do Food Choices Influence Our Daily Performance and Wellbeing?

Do Food Choices Influence Our Daily Performance and Wellbeing?

Our food choices influence how we think, feel, and perform throughout the day. Understanding what and when we eat to maintain our energy levels at work is crucial. Most of us are unaware of the suitable types of food to consume and the optimal times to consume them to best support brain function and sustain productivity throughout the day. What actions can we take to improve our dietary habits, and how can we educate our workplaces to promote a culture of healthy eating habits?

How to eat smart – when and what?

Don’t forget to drink water!

Hydration is vital to wellbeing- the body thrives off water! Aim for 1.5 – 2 litres daily.
It is important to drink a full glass of water when waking and rehydrate after sleep for healthy joints to ease into movement. Flavour a litre of water with a handful of berries and/or a few slices of cucumber or water and sip on the go!

Eat five (or more) vegetables and fruits a day.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that we eat a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables every day—roughly five portions. For optimum health, five portions of vegetables and two portions of fruit a day are ideal. This is a nutrient-packed way to fill your plate that is generally satisfying, as most fruits and vegetables are high in fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants. The more diversity you eat each day/week, the more beneficial it is for your overall health.

Plan and prepare meals that are delightful, delicious & diverse!

Food is something to savour and enjoy. It can delight all our senses; it looks beautiful, smells heavenly, tastes delicious, and its textures feel and even sound satisfying. Enjoy foods from around the world, such as kimchi (a Korean probiotic that supports gut health), Miso (a Japanese staple with proven immunoprotective benefits), Caribbean Sea Moss (an iron-rich ‘seaweed’ that can support energy levels) or try adding Turmeric to your eggs and other dishes (a potent anti-inflammatory traditionally used in South East Asian cooking).

Reduce Caffeine

Be mindful of your caffeine intake (in drinks like black tea or coffee), as too much will stop you from getting adequate rest. Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands, which are responsible for creating hormones in the body, making energy levels fluctuate. Limit your caffeine intake to before 1 pm to minimise sleep problems, as it takes about 8 hours to metabolise. Instead, favour green tea and other herbal teas and try replacing coffee with cacao, a tasty energy booster due to its high content of Theobromine. This naturally occurring stimulant dilates blood vessels (instead of constricting them) to increase blood flow.

Eat your meals in a 12-hour window

A review of research studies by the National Institute of Ageing (NIA) suggests that eating within a 12-hour window (usually during the day) is optimal. This aligns with your circadian rhythm, allowing your digestive system to work effectively ‘to rest & digest’ during your 12-hour fasting window (usually overnight while you sleep). For example, if your last meal ends at 8 pm, your next meal does not begin until 8 am. If you eat a late evening snack at 10 pm, you don’t break your fast until 10 am. This method of 12-hour intermittent fasting is flexible and particularly beneficial for hormonal and metabolism balances, helping to sustain energy during the day and supporting better sleep patterns.

Smart and Simple Food Shopping List

When food shopping, stock up on:

  • Fresh fruits and veggies – keep it diverse and colourful; eat the rainbow
  • Starchy veggies – white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash
  • Frozen berries and spinach
  • Protein sources – chicken, eggs, fish, and tofu
  • Fibre-rich complex carbs – canned beans and whole grains (oats, rice, quinoa, etc)
  • Fat sources – avocados, olive oil, and full-fat yoghurt
  • Snack ingredients – nuts, seeds, nut butter, hummus, oat cakes, olives

Smart and simple meal ideas

Breakfast: spinach and egg scramble with avocado or oats topped with seeds and berries
Lunch: a sweet potato stuffed with beans and tuna/marinated seitan strips
Dinner: roasted chicken or baked tofu with sautéed broccoli and brown rice.

Boosting energy with food

Vital_Naturopathy Dorin Varza for Workspa Nutrition workshops

Balancing blood/sugar levels in the body is the key to sustaining energy throughout the day. Imbalanced blood sugar is often the cause of an afternoon slump, causing cravings and low mood alongside tiredness. When we eat a carbohydrate-rich meal or snack, the glucose (sugar) is quickly absorbed into our bloodstream, creating a burst of energy followed by a crash.

It is important to remember we need glucose. It is our bodies preferred source of ‘fuel’, but we all consume too many simple carbs & refined sugar, so try taking it out where you can to help reduce energy slumps and maintain more stable blood sugar levels, reducing symptoms associated with the blood/sugar peaks and troughs.

Excess sugar is hidden in ultra-processed foods. The main sources are biscuits, cakes, chocolate and sweets, energy bars, jams/preserves, concentrated fruit, and fizzy drinks. The British Nutrition Foundation confirms that most people are unaware of how much sugar they are consuming this way. The recommendation is to start reading labels to familiarise ourselves with some of these ‘hidden sugars’.

We get sustainable energy from balancing our meals (including snacks) by ensuring we eat more complex (unrefined) carbs accompanied by fibre, healthy fats, a source of protein and some fruit and veg.

Ramp up your energy levels by adding some of these delicious foods to your plate every day:

  • Bananas, apples, and strawberries are rich in complex carbohydrates, natural sugars, and vitamin B6. B vitamins are key for our nervous system; they are essential for processing carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to create energy. 
  • Nuts and seeds –  rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids and high in both fibre and protein, which are key for slower digestion and, crucially, a slower release of energy– snack on a palm full or sprinkle on porridge, yogurt, salads, and smoothies.
  • Raisins – Portable and easy to eat, you can take raisins everywhere for on-the-go energy.
  • Oranges are one of the best foods for energy. Their natural sugars give you an energy boost without the skyrocketing blood sugar levels that come with other simple sugars. They are also high in vitamin C, which is vital for energy production.
  • Avocado—‘Half an avocado a day keeps the nutritionist away!’ High in fibre and healthy unsaturated fats and calories, avocados digest at a steady pace, slowly releasing glucose into the blood and providing steady energy.
  • Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, are good sources of protein, essential fatty acids, and B vitamins.
  • Eggs – a complete source of protein & high in B vitamins that are key for our nervous system; they are essential for processing carbohydrates, fats and proteins to create energy. 
  • Sweet potatoes are loaded with complex carbs, providing a steady supply of energy. They also contain manganese, which helps break down nutrients to provide the body with energy.

Eating to boost brain function

The brain works tirelessly daily to process and analyse information, help with decision-making and problem-solving, regulate emotions and bodily functions, and control movement.  Diet directly impacts brain health, and the food we eat can significantly affect memory, learning, behaviour and mood.

A diet high in refined sugar, unhealthy fats, and junk food causes inflammation in the brain and disruptions to the blood-brain barrier.

The brain thrives on omega-3 fatty acids. A nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich diet high in omega-3 fatty acids is key to optimal brain health and to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herrings are particularly high in omega-3, as are nuts and seeds such as walnuts, chia, flax, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Combine with other brain-boosting foods such as broccoli, blueberries, beans, and pulses to keep your brain in tip-top condition.

Workspa organises a series of Bodyhealth services including Nutrition Workshops. If you wish to learn more and think to treat your employees get in touch with our team and we will tailor our service to your business needs.

Why Do Men Struggle to Talk About Mental Health?

Why Do Men Struggle to Talk About Mental Health?

In a report by the IPSOS MORI commissioned by Movember – Over a fifth (22%) of men say they are unlikely to speak with someone if they were having problems they were finding hard to cope with. 41% of men say they have regretted opening up to someone about their problems, and over half of these men (53%) say that this experience would prevent them from opening up again.

Men often experience self-stigma and social stigma when it comes to expressing their emotions or discussing their mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, or stress. This self-stigma is a result of the unconscious masculine ideals that have been culturally ingrained and socialised into their self-perception and identity as men. 

Why Men Internalise Mental Health

Men have historically internalised their mental health struggles. However, this does not mean that they don’t also struggle with their mental health. Poor mental health can affect anyone regardless of their gender, race, or societal status. The following are some common causes behind men’s reluctance to discuss mental health.

Societal Expectations and Traditional Gender Roles

As a society, we haven’t encouraged men to tune into their sensitive side; in many cases, they have been discouraged from showing emotion. 

Girls are taught how to regulate and express their emotions from a young age, while boys are given less grace to explore their feelings. They are told that boys don’t cry, they are picked on for being sensitive, and more emotional boys are less likely to be tolerated. Unsurprisingly, these young boys grow up to become men who have not been taught to navigate and discuss their feelings.

The societal expectations of what masculinity is have conditioned men to believe that they need to be strong, self-sufficient, action-oriented, and in complete control. When faced with mental health issues, men then struggle to cope with these issues as it causes them to view themselves as weak for needing help.

The pressures of traditional gender roles and societal stigma have demotivated men and made them more reluctant to seek professional mental health services or even share their emotional distress with their friends and family.

Does Race Play a Factor in Men’s Mental Health?

These issues above affect men’s mental health and are essential aspects to consider. However, we must also acknowledge Racism as a severe mental health issue that could result in trauma, lower self-worth, hopelessness, exhaustion, anger, anxiety, and depression for our men of colour. 

For Black men, in particular, the economic, health, and educational disparities coupled with racism and social injustice have created a society where Black men often don’t feel like their lives are valued. How, then, can they believe that their thoughts or feelings are valid?

Mental health matters among Black men, but they don’t receive the same level of support as their white colleagues. Their mental health concerns are typically more complex due to structural racism, their unique history within the workforce, and other factors such as poverty rates and lower access to psychological services. 

An article by the Mental Health Foundation states,

While these statistics and figures are important to note, they only give us a snapshot of the reality of the state of mental health among men. 

The Journey to Mental Wellness is Hard

The path to mental wellness isn’t easy, especially for someone who isn’t comfortable opening up about their struggles. 

The first step to being able to open up about your mental health struggles is acknowledging that you have a problem. However, considering that Over a fifth (22%) of men say they are unlikely to speak with someone if they are having problems. What can we do to support and encourage men to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health but also to feel empowered to seek help before things get too challenging? 

Men’s Mental Health at Work

The mental health of an individual can have significant effects, not only in their personal life but also at work. It can influence crucial factors such as employee motivation, productivity, and performance. Although various personal factors can affect one’s mental state, the workplace environment can be a significant trigger.

Whether they’re at work or home, distress in men can often show up in behaviours such as:

  • Distractions – can include binge-watching shows, excessive device usage or video gaming, spending too much time at work, or over-investing in work. Symptoms include diminished work performance, difficulty concentrating, and incomplete tasks.
  • Escaping – behaviours may include more frequent and heavier drinking, binge eating, and overindulging in activities.
  • Withdrawal signs may include eating alone, avoiding social contact with friends and family, taking sick days, and not joining team activities.
  • Externalisation: Low impulse control, high irritability, snapping at and getting frustrated with colleagues, showing anger, and portraying anti-social behaviours towards others.

Here are some ways to foster a psychologically safe environment:

  • Encourage your organisation to take part in race awareness training and unconscious biases. 
  • Avoid using terms that could be triggering, and use language with a more positive undertone. Instead of saying, “handling depression and sadness” or “dealing with stress,” you could say, “recovering from burnout” or “developing mental fitness, resilience, and strength.”
  • Support men’s events such as International Men’s Day and Movember.
  • Male managers and CEOs should give talks about their mental health to challenge outdated stereotypes about the male role in the workplace.
  • Talk openly and frequently about mental health in the workplace, including at staff meetings and newsletters, while providing confidential support.
  • Educate all employees on maintaining their mental health and developing helpful coping strategies — outsource experts to deliver mental health awareness programmes to help facilitate this.
  • Create an open-door policy for confidential chats between employees and managers about stress, overload, burnout and other issues to increase accessibility.
  • Provide compassionate support for employees who have endured trauma, grief, or other difficulties, such as paid time off and access to professional assistance.
  • Train managers to identify signs of distress in employees, recognising that it can manifest differently in men and women.
  • It is essential to regularly assess employees’ mental health and well-being through surveys and confidential check-ins.

Creating a work environment where men feel comfortable sharing their mental health struggles can be a difficult task. However, taking the time to understand why they might be hesitant to discuss these issues is an essential first step in building spaces where they can feel psychologically safe.

Self-Care With Noughty and WorkSpa

Self-Care With Noughty and WorkSpa

Self-Care Tips with products from Noughty, a sustainable partner that believes in Wellbeing

Putting ourselves first and making self-care part of our daily routine has many physical and neurological benefits. A recent study** cited the benefits of self-care as enhanced self-confidence (64%), increased productivity (67%), and happiness (71%). From a physical health perspective, self-care reduces heart disease, can help to reduce stress, increase happiness, plus more. 

At WorkSpa, we love building daily self-care rituals into our days. Alongside supporting the wellbeing of our clients with our MindHealth and BodyHealth solutions in the workplace, we remind them that the simple acts of daily care make a significant difference to our wellness. Whether it’s enjoying a few quiet moments with your first drink of the morning or taking a few deep breaths and affirming something positive whilst you take a shower, it’s these simple, unrushed moments, especially at the beginning of your day, that can help you to feel more calm and balanced for the rest of your day.

Morning Self-Care Tips: Mind, Body and Soul! 

Self-care is a unique and personal experience that can vary from individual to individual. What makes you feel good and supports your overall mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing may differ depending on various factors, such as your personal requirements and obstacles at any given time.

Creating a simple and sustainable routine that supports all aspects of your being is vital to creating a wholesome approach to your health. 

Mind

When we wake up, we can have a lot on our minds, running through the day’s tasks and can feel anxious about what’s ahead. As soon as you wake up, wait at least 10 minutes before you check your phone or the news and do a simple 10-minute breathing exercise. Our favourite exercises are belly breathing and the Wim Hof breathing method. Both will help calm the nervous system and quiet the chatter in the brain, providing clarity and a clearer perspective to start your day.

Body

Whether you love a nighttime soak in the bath or an energising morning shower, the ritual of getting gloriously clean with delicious products is a huge act of self-care. We have recently discovered Noughty Haircare, a sustainable, 97% natural scalp & haircare brand rooted in the science of plant-powered actives. We have been using their  ‘Care Taker – a 4-step routine for sensitive scalps and hair types. The nature of the routine leaves us feeling full of self-love, with the added bonus of having luscious locks!   

TOP TIPS FOR Self-Head Massage with Noughty dermatologically tested Scalp Soothing Tonic Lotion

After a bath or shower, why not give yourself a head massage? Using your fingers or a scalp massager Noughty – Noughty Scalp Massager, apply pressure to your temples and all around the head in circular motions. A head massage can help relieve stress and reduce tension. It can also ease migraine or headache pain, lower blood pressure, improve circulation to your head and neck, and promote hair growth. When using Noughty’s Scalp Soothing Tonic Lotion, 79% of users noticed their scalp was less dry and more moisturised after the first use. And after four short weeks, 89% of users noticed less irritation and an all-around healthier scalp.* One customer went as far as to say:

“I love how this product made my scalp feel. I have psoriasis in my scalp, and when I use other products, it makes my hair greasy. I love how I could use this product and still feel confident going out with nice feeling hair.”

*4-week consumer study on 109 panellists Oct – Nov 2023

Soul – Spiritual Care

Spiritual self-care is a unique experience for each individual. It involves activities like meditation, prayer, spending time in nature, and being kind to yourself. You can practice self-care in the morning by using loving and caring affirmations such as “I don’t need to be perfect to love myself” and “Everything will work out for my highest good today”. Another helpful practice is keeping a self-care journal to record your thoughts and feelings. Remember to treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion that you would offer to a friend; this can make a big difference in how you choose your words and approach to self-care. 

Evening  Self-Care Tips: Mind, Body and Soul! 

Winding Down

A wind-down routine at the end of the day is essential for a good night’s sleep. Adding some relaxing activities to your routine can help your nervous system relax and move away from the day’s stress, allowing it to enter a more restful state. 

To ensure that you have a restful night’s sleep and wake up feeling energised for the following day, we recommend the following wind-down self-care tips:

A soothing hot bath

Lavender and magnesium slats will help detoxify the body and calm the nervous system. 

Take Magnesium before you sleep

Researchers show that magnesium may promote better sleep in various ways, such as reducing the stress hormone cortisol, increasing a sleep-promoting hormone called melatonin, and helping to regulate neurotransmitters for the central nervous system. 

How can we bring Self-care to work?

Taking care of yourself while at work is crucial to combat feelings of stress or burnout. Finding ways to manage your mental and physical health in the workplace can make you feel more relaxed and focused throughout the day. Self-care is a reminder that you are a person before an employee. Incorporating a self-care routine into your day can make you feel more centred and satisfied with your workday. Moreover, self-care can help reduce stress and anxiety, leading to better productivity in the workplace.

Employers can promote better self-care among employees by providing various activities. Activities such as lunchtime yoga, meditation, or other physical self-care activities can encourage staff to take a break from their desks and participate in these activities. Facilitating walking meetings or starting a walking group can promote personal self-care and strengthen team culture. In addition, having a workplace well-being program and offering access to healthy lifestyle programs can encourage employees to prioritise their self-care.Benefits of 

Why Care is so essential at work?

Self-care is essential for everyone. It has been found that employees who engage in self-care activities tend to be more productive and motivated at work. When an organisation offers self-care activities and encourages or teaches self-care routines, it conveys that the employer is concerned about the health and well-being of the employees. 

Implementing Employee Well-being Programs is an excellent way to demonstrate that your organisation cares for its employees by valuing their lives and health.

** Survey conducted with a nationally representative audience of 1,000 people

WorkSpa Wellbeing Audit

WorkSpa Wellbeing Audit

In today’s highly competitive and fast-paced business world, many organisations have come to realise the importance of prioritising the well-being of their employees. One essential tool for achieving this is conducting a well-being audit. This Audit will help companies create a thriving workplace environment while also providing an understanding of the budget required to allocate for employee wellbeing services.

WorkSpa Wellbeing Audit- What it is

The WorkSpa audit was developed to help our clients invest smartly in wellbeing; over the years, we have supported hundreds of corporations across the UK, and we wanted to ensure that our clients get the most effective service and their employees see tangible results in their wellbeing with our support. Our audit offers organisations a holistic and wholesome perspective of their employees and the company’s health. We do this by conducting an in-depth audit with our two-step process, allowing you to gain quantitative and qualitative insight into your employees’ needs concerning their workplace well-being.

We use three pillars – MindHealth, BodyHealth and Inclusive Initiatives – to guide our questioning process and understand employees’ mental health, stress levels, and comfort in discussing their well-being at work. We also assess if they have access to resources for maintaining physical health and whether they feel a sense of belonging within the organization.

We aim to create a safe and inclusive environment where employees feel comfortable being themselves. We analyse the information gathered from your questions and provide a detailed report. This report will help you make informed decisions about any proposals, plans, or policies – both existing and future. It will also provide a basis for determining how to best invest in supporting your employees moving forward.

With the insights of this audit, there is an opportunity to create a programme of support that will benefit the organisation in supporting, engaging and retaining its existing employees and engaging and attracting future talent into the business and role model best practices. To this end, WorkSpa will use the audit to provide tailored solutions from our MindHealth, BodyHealth and Inclusive Initiatives programmes that will be most effective for your employees. The main objective is to help businesses develop a working environment that provides psychological safety for employees and to educate and empower individuals to take ownership of their resilience and well-being.

WorkSpa Wellbeing Audit – How we work

Every organisation operates differently, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why our audit is flexible and adaptable to organisations of any size. 

If your company have already conducted staff surveys and wants to delve further into a specific wellbeing area, we can help you with small focus groups with targeted questioning. The goal is to capture the voices and experiences of employees, which will provide significant depth and narrative to complement the quantitative data. These groups will be confidential and provide a safe space where narratives are not attributed to individuals. The resulting data will be anonymised and themed, including composite quotes instead of verbatims. Through these focus groups, we will gather insights into the workplace well-being experiences, needs, and feelings of senior leaders and employees in the broader organisation. We aim to explore openly and understand how specific issues, behaviours, and barriers to workplace wellbeing may exist.

If your business is seeking a more thorough audit that uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, we can work with you to develop targeted questions. This will help us gain a better understanding of how to support your employees’ well-being in the workplace effectively. We can also analyze key performance indicators (KPIs), such as retention rates, absenteeism, and presenteeism, to determine their relative importance and significance to your business.

After conducting a WorkSpa Wellbeing audit, the company will receive a comprehensive report that includes practical suggestions and a wellness plan for the future. If you would like to learn more, please get in touch with us.