Most of us would undoubtedly believe in education as a fundamental part of the society we live in. We learn from a young age about subjects such as maths, English and history and this type of educational development usually continues on into our working lives. Yet when it comes to mind and body health and how to look after and understand ourselves, information is fragmented. We’re never taught how to live or given tools on how to deal with all that life throws at us.
Life is extraordinarily busy for most of us living in our new paradigm of 24/7 connected culture. Balancing our work and home lives is proving increasingly difficult, with 54% of us in the UK saying that our stress and anxiety levels are increasing, more than any previous generation. Doctors often don’t have the time to truly understand what the root cause of many general health issues are (such as a sore back, feeling constantly stressed, stomach ache, tired all the time, feeling down) so further stress builds up, depression and addictions can occur and people feel frustrated, lost and left alone to deal with their problems. In the workplace, where we spend much of our time, these issues rise to the surface and there’s often little outlet or support. This can be extremely damaging to an organisation’s health. Up until now, only a few have talked about the direct correlation between happy and healthy employees and business success, although thankfully this is beginning to change.
Each absent employee costs their employer an average of £975 in sick pay, lost output & provision of cover each year (CBI, 2013). A whopping 82.8% of people within organisations see the connection between business performance and staff wellbeing (Morgan Redwood, Wellbeing and business performance 2015. Research from the Business in the Community Workwell programme shows that FTSE 100 companies that prioritise employee engagement and wellbeing outperform the rest of the FTSE 100 by an average of 10%. As explained in the MIND report, “Good mental health underpins this. By fostering a mentally healthy workplace culture and putting in place the right support, businesses, small and large, find that they are able to achieve peak performance.”
Yet help is available. Hundreds of hugely inspirational and extremely knowledgeable health and wellbeing experts, coaches, private medical doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists and nutritionists exist, but it’s difficult to find them and can often be expensive, time consuming and impractical to travel to see them. And how do you know who’s good and who isn’t?
We founded The Life Adventure to bring the problem and solution together, by creating high quality, bite-sized, on-demand and live video workshops from experts we know are really top of their game. A social platform where people can watch, learn, share and grow on their own terms, which drives personal development. Empowering and supporting staff is, after all, the best way to keep them engaged. You’ll find topics such as Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Nutrition, The Art Of Relationships, How To Breathe, Resilience, How To Manage Stress, Leadership: What it really takes, and How To Manifest The Life You’d Like To Lead.
We’re focusing on life techniques that no one ever teaches us, ones we’re left to figure out the hard way. Our workshops will help staff feel more supported emotionally, be more resilient, give them tools and techniques on how to live their lives more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at their best.
We’re a driver for cultural change towards wellbeing in workplace. All this, of course, has a very positive effect on an organisation’s bottom line.
Take a look at our latest workshops on ‘Re-Wilding Yourself’ (ways to maximise the results when you step away from your desk), ‘Super States’ (life-changing tools from the psychology of health, happiness and genius) and ‘Leadership: What it Really Takes’ (fundamental lessons you can implement simply and immediately) and get in touch to discuss why investing in staff wellbeing is a smart business move.