Wellness at Work

‘Encouraging Compassion, Wellness & Thriving in the Workplace’

Why Wellness in the Workplace Matters

Sickness rates are a concern for all businesses, the most common reasons for sickness absence are minor illness, musculoskeletal disorders, stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions.  Body & mind are inextricably interlinked, so unsurprisingly illness is more common when stress levels are high.  Ann, at Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing, offers compassionate workplace wellness programmes that respect the unity of body & mind and can help to manage & reduce, such as, pain, stress and anxiety.  Workplace wellness strategies & initiatives matter for many reasons, including that they can help:

Why Compassion in the Workplace Matters:

Compassion is really important, especially when someone is struggling with pain and/or fatigue, as well as for us all to support our wellness and ability to thrive.  Compassion is misunderstood, one of the myths is that it’s all soft and fluffy and allows bad behaviour to slide, which it doesn’t.  Compassion has two sides, gentleness and strength, it often needs immense courage.  Compassion in the workplace is beneficial in many ways, including that it can help:

Compassion is a foundational part of our ‘Compassion, Wellness & Thriving’ tailored workplace wellness programmes.  Compassion is one of Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing’s core values, for more on our core values click the button below. 

What Influences Wellness at Work?

Wellness at work requires us to look after our health & wellbeing both at work and at home, we cannot split work and home life as they have a bidirectional relationship. Many factors affect wellness at work, including:

Ann has specialised in working with people with pain and fatigue within her physiotherapy work, this can be included in our tailored workplace packages.  For people with pain and/or fatigue to be able to thrive at work awareness of their condition is essential, both from themselves and their managers.  With this in mind alongside physiotherapy & wellness coaching for the staff member themselves, Ann can offer support and offer guidance for managers and occupational health departments to help them support their staff members with pain and/or fatigue to enable them to thrive at work.

‘Compassion, Wellness & Thriving’ Workplace Wellness Programme

Our ‘Compassion, Wellness & Thriving’ tailored workplace programmes can help improve staff wellness and help people to thrive at work and home, which in turn can impact things like absence rates and teamwork.  Our workplace wellness programme is tailored for individual business needs, combining specialist physiotherapy for people with pain and/or fatigue and wellness coaching (when physiotherapy is needed).  Our workplace wellness packages commonly combine specialist physiotherapy & wellness coaching, or a variety of wellness coaching based workshops:

    • Specialist physiotherapy & wellness coaching packages for people with persistent pain and/or fatigue
    • Compassionate mind training group workshops and/or 1:1’s
    • Stress management 1:1’s & group workshops
    • Self-care is not selfish or something extra to do group workshop
    • Values, meaningful activity & wellness group workshop
    • Communication group workshop
    • Sleep & physical activity group workshop
    • Yoga workshops 

About Ann

Ann is the founder of Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing, she is a fully qualified physiotherapist who has specialised in the areas of persistent pain and neurology, she also has a special interest in helping people struggling with ME/CFS, long covid & PoTS. You can find out more about Ann here

Ann Parkinson physiotherapist in Lincoln

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