Building your wellbeing culture together

Just like people, businesses need healthy routines too – that’s why we’ve developed the Wellbeing Cycle.

One size, does not fit all

The business landscape in which we operate is experiencing a rapid pace of change, a merging global economy and new technology means companies and their people are having to adapt. As we all seek to define and build better processes to streamline our operations we need to invest in our teams to ensure they're motivated, healthy and resilient in order to bring their best self to work.

526,000 workers in the UK suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, and 12.5m working days were lost as a result over that period.¹

The top causes of long-term absence have been2:

• Mental illness

• Stress

• Musculoskeletal

Work-related mental health cases supported by Occupational Health increased by 5.5% in the last 2 years.

The cost of absence to the UK economy will increase to £21bn in 2020.3

Too often, occupational health and wellbeing initiatives are implemented and not well evaluated. Effective health and wellbeing programmes are built around insight, they sustain engagement, tackle absence and presenteeism and crucially intervene and support employees and managers when they’re most at need.

Let’s work together to combine our health and wellbeing expertise with your
intimate knowledge of your business to unlock the power of everyone bringing
their best self to work:

  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of your workforce by proactively
    preventing ill health.
  • Keep your business compliant with clear, timely, impartial
    management advice.
  • Reduce the cost of absence by supporting employees back to work
    through occupational health case management that’s led by clinicians
    not process.
  • Develop programmes that equip line managers with the confidence
    and ability to intervene and act early.

1 How burnout became a sinister and insidious epidemic, The Guardian, 21/2/2018, 

2 Health and Well-Being At Work Report, CIPD, April 2019, 

3 AXA Health internal Occupational Health statistics comparing 2016 to 2018 full year figures.

4 Cost of Absence to UK Economy Rise, Personnel Today, 2017,