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Health and wellbeing underpin everything we do here at the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. We know that sometimes, things can feel a little overwhelming – particularly during the added pressures brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
No matter what our work schedule or personal situation might be, it is crucial to create opportunities to rest, not only for our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing.
This page features advice and resources for coping with stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
HEALTH, WELLBEING & HR EVENT
Health and wellbeing underpin everything we do. We know that sometimes things can feel a little overwhelming – particularly during the added pressures brought on by the recent pandemic.
Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce partnered with Wellbeing at Work for a special Health, Wellbeing & HR Event at The Market Hall in Devonport. This unique event in 2022 aimed to help employers better understand the ways in which they can best support their staff.
As well as a range of exciting and interactive activities throughout the day, there were also opportunities to network with other businesses, workshops and a ‘Chill Zone’ in the venue’s Immersive Dome.
UNDERSTANDING THE MENOPAUSE
Menopausal women are the fastest-growing workforce demographic, so it makes sense that forward-thinking organisations recognise the importance and value of introducing menopause policies and guidance, raising awareness of menopause and putting the right support in place.
Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce regularly runs events which look at the menopause from a women’s perspective but also from the angle of an employer and the HR processes surrounding the issue.
We teamed up with SW Women in Business CIC to host a special hybrid event at China Fleet Country Club in Saltash. Our guest speakers were: Carolyn Giles, Head of People & Operations at Plymouth Citybus; Jane Sargeant, Healthcare Account Manager at Nuffield Health; Helena White, Head of HR Services at Delt Shared Services Ltd; Nikki Harris, owner of Women’s Hormone Health; and Briony Goldsmith, Chair of the Menopause Network at the University of Plymouth.
In February 2023, we also hosted a special Crunchy Breakfast to find out more about the menopause and what we need to know as businesses and employers. Our speakers were Nikki Harris, from Women’s Hormone Health; Tom Lavis, CEO of YMCA Plymouth; and Merika Longhurst, Head of Sales and Services at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital.
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Tools and resources
HEALTH & WELLBEING TRAINING & SUPPORT
Introducing Horizon Counselling Services
Horizon Counselling Services provides bespoke health and wellbeing coaching services to companies and individuals.
Coaching and training employees in the workplace can provide benefits which include:
- Lower absenteeism
- Mutual trust
- Improved confidence and communication
- Productivity benefits
- Staff retention
- Improved employee engagement
With the growing emphasis on improving employees morale and boosting productivity, coaching and training employees in the workplace is rapidly becoming standard practice.
Horizon Counselling Services can assist your company in designing appropriate solutions which will make a real difference.
Often, simple things can be overlooked and misunderstood, and having the experts at Horizon implement positive solutions can positively impact your workplace environment.
Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace
Being able to manage your health and wellbeing in your place of work is incredibly important. It can help you be more productive and achieve greater things when you know how to look after yourself.
South Devon College‘s Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (Online) Level 1 course will help you to understand health and wellbeing in the workplace and assess the risks in your own area of work or future career.