Feelings of wellbeing are vital to an individual’s overall health. It enables people to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life. We want to live happier, healthier lives every day and ensure that we, and our families, have a high quality of life. And ‘live better’ encapsulates so much more than physical health. It also includes mental health and mindfulness. In turn a happy and healthy workforce is a more focused, energetic and loyal team with much lower level of absenteeism. Our health & wellbeing team deliver a range of modern and innovative services to evaluate, engage and motivate employees and their families to make changes and most importantly to stick to them.
Did you know, according to the Irish Heart Foundation, approximately 10,000 people die each year from Coronary Vascular Disease (CVD) and is the number 1 cause of death globally. In Ireland, CVD accounts for 32% of all deaths annually. The largest number of these deaths relate to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) - mainly heart attack. Unfortunately, some people with CHD present with no symptoms of the disease. Screening is of huge importance and laya healthcare can deliver our high end heart screening programme called HeartBeat to your employees.
Benchmark results of our HearBeat Screening show that up to 6.2% of employees require a cardiac follow up, and up to 51.2% of males have an overweight BMI rate. We also provide HealthScore screening, which delivers a complete 360 view on the health and wellbeing of your employees and can act as a benchmark against industry averages.
Other research conducted indicates that 82% of Irish employees are suffering increased stress levels, which has a knock on effect on workplace morale, productivity and recruitment. Our Mental health in the workplace guide looks at how a company can develop and implement a proactive strategy which addresses key challenges and issues facing Irish organisations today. And MindScore, our online mental health assessment tool, helps employees to identify their own mental health challenges and help provide accessible treatment paths.
You can also see a sample of our wellbeing videos below to see why wellbeing is so important to us, our clients and members.