Wellness Champions

Behind every successful business is a healthy workforce. The health of employees is not limited to just physical health but also includes emotional and mental health. Healthy employees are more productive, engaged, and motivated. To achieve a healthier workforce, many organisations are supporting wellness programmes through changes in their company culture and their spending. More than two-thirds of companies with a wellness programme have a dedicated budget and the average annual spend per employee is between £51 and £75. [1] The creation and operation of a wellness programme doesn’t have to be fully owned by the employer. Wellness programmes are often more effective when employees can contribute and take some control of the programme. One way to do this is through appointing an individual or group of wellness champions. These advocates for workplace wellness can be a valuable resource for furthering a company’s wellness agenda. A wellness champion is an individual or group of employees who work to improve the health workplace in conjunction with the company’s wellness programme. As employees, wellness champions can easily connect with colleagues to share programme offerings and health initiatives. This can improve communication throughout the organisation and the level of commitment and engagement in…