An economy isn’t just created through the action of people participating in work and productivity outcomes. It is also about those individuals participating in it - their attitude and perspectives about their circumstances and the future.
The COVID-19 will end at some point. In the meantime, it is highly likely that businesses will mandate for people to work from home. This will create a range of health and wellbeing issues around people being isolated (not having social interaction), concerns around their job security (anxiety and stress) both of which can negatively impact on people being physically and mentally well.
Regular exercise and healthy eating can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. Studies show that for treating mild-moderate depression, exercise can be as effective as talking therapy and medication.
A Harvard study, almost 80 years old, has proved that embracing community helps us live longer, and be happier. Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives, the study revealed. Part of this program is about growing a community of health and connecting people online in uncertain times.
“Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”
Robert Waldinge, psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Energy Health has developed an online program that brings together a range of specialists providing services tailored to people who are socially isolated or working from home.
The program involves:
Live-streamed activity sessions
Information downloads and social participation (online) tools
One-on-one online health assessments to work with employees
One-on-one online sessions for employees dealing with chronic illness and chronic pain
Referral services to specialists e.g. counselors and psychologists, for telephone support where identified as being required
Work From Home [AA1] Employee Package
Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is an unknown for many people, and isolation from people and the workplace will have many negative impacts on employees including; mental health (anxiety, stress, depression), difficulty to manage self-discipline (proximity to the biscuit tin, not enough exercise and movement) and generally the ability to be able to set boundaries between work and life.
It is critical that businesses support employees during this time.
Energy Health has designed a tailored program providing employees and individuals who are working from home online training and health sessions wellbeing kits, one-on-one online health assessments and support through Zoom, whole of business group sessions and a range of workshops/webinars.