We’ve rounded up some of the best free resources for employee wellbeing. We often get asked about how managers can support their employee’s wellbeing, particularly if they are working remotely. Here are some of the best free resources for employee wellbeing that we’ve found.
- The NHS Mind Plan Tool has great tips on reducing stress and anxiety.
- For mindfulness and meditation, try the Headspace and Calm apps.
- Balance meditation app offers a personalised programme for each individual.
- Mental health charity Mind has a range of free resources for employers plus dedicated mental health at work website.
- MHFA England has free tools on its website for managers including information on mental health first aid training.
- NHS has useful tips on working from home.
If you or your employees are struggling financially most high street banks now have measures in place to help. These include:
- Natwest – if quote ‘struggling financially’ on the phone, app or chat box they can help and give advice. For income worries, they have a free Financial Health Check and can also help with debt management.
- HSBC also has lots of links to help with job loss, mental health, check what you are entitled to (government benefits etc) as well as support for creating budgets or credit card repayment calculators, among others.
It’s essential to look after our physical health, and there are lots of free apps and websites to take advantage of:
- Mind is running a 30-day exercise and fundraising challenge called ‘Move for Mind.’
- The Body Coach – has endless free content on his YouTube channel.
- Peloton app offers a 90-day free trial.
- Les Mills & FIIT app offer free trials of online classes.
- Davina McCall has also opened up her exercise platform for a free trial.
- For yoga lovers, there’s a 30-day yoga challenge by Adriene on YouTube.
Healthy eating & drinking
- Subscription meal boxes can be a great way to kick-start your healthy eating habits, and most have free trials:
- Hello Fresh offer 50% off your first order.
- Gusto offers 60% off the first box.
- Mindful Chef is offering a free 30-day subscription to Fiit when you sign up (worth £20).
- For Dry January (and beyond) there are lots of non-alcoholic alternatives – as listed in this guide.
- Why not try a social media detox? Or unfollow accounts that bring you down and fill your feed with those who make you happy. Try following accounts like Self-love Supply, The Good Quote and Feel Good Club.
- National Theatre streams regular performances each week.
- Free 7 day trial of guitar lessons from Fender.
- Free Audiobooks with a 30 day trial from Audible.
- Jamie Oliver has lots of free recipe videos.
- The Stay at Home Festival streams podcasts and comedy nights
- Alison.com has over 1,000 free courses to complete.
- Volunteering for local charities, such as Meals on Wheels.
Dealing with the pandemic
Hachette has put together a really useful free eBook ‘How to stay calm in a global pandemic.’
You may also be interested in our employer resources.
If you would like help or advice around employee wellbeing, please get in touch.
All of our plan clients can now benefit from our partnership with Wellness Cloud, an online platform that provides employers with access to on-demand, remote wellbeing consultations to help your people to thrive.
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