Workplace Wellbeing

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It’s tempting to think of corporate wellbeing programmes as a modern phenomena. The concept of workplace wellness, though, isn’t new at all. It dates back to the 17th century! The Johnson & Johnson’s Live for Life program, started in 1979, is generally regarded as the model for big corporate worksite wellness programs, with research throughout the 80s and 90s helping to educate managers to the benefits and positive impact of workplace wellbeing on employees.

Since 2000, workplace wellness programs have moved their focus to supporting the whole employee, providing interventions that support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of an increasingly pressurised workforce.

As a health enthusiast, a coach, and a corporate leader, I realised that I could join the dots and coach a whole organisation to better health at the start of 2014. That was the year that I became passionate about creating healthier workplaces, and that passion led to a journey of discovery, learning and delivery which resulted in a successful corporate wellbeing programme that positively impacted the lives of 1000s of people, and led to a healthier and more energetic organisation.

For corporate wellbeing strategies, programmes and interventions to be sustainable, they need to serve the needs of both employees and the business, ie: healthier employees who have more energy which they use to be more creative and more productive which benefits the business performance overall.

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Unleash Your Workplace Energy

67% of people are not engaged in their workplaces. You can change that. Here are 20 things you can do to energise your workplace.

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Put Employee Well-being at the Heart of your Brand for Healthier Results

A great case study outlining the work we did with Rachel Bevans to evolve the SumoSalad brand and put employee wellbeing at the very heart.

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Eating for Mental Health & Resilience

Lawrence, on a guest post for the Serenity Collective, talks about the role the food plays in psychological health. and eating for mental health.  He also gives some practical tips on how to introduce healthy food into the workplace.

  • Fuelling greatness for Sumo

Fuelling greatness for SUMO means employee wellbeing at the heart of the brand

Healthy employees are happier, more productive, take fewer days off work, are more engaged with the company and brand and therefore more likely to consistently deliver great ‘on brand’ experiences.  Leading to greater business performance. We recently worked with Rachel Beven, to revitalise the Sumo brand, aligning corporate, customer and employer brands and reinstating wellness at the heart of the business. This work was featured in The Healthy Brand Company's blog.

How Companies are Creating Places of Work to Solve 21st Century Business Challenges

Lawrence Mitchell spoke at the Ikabo breakfast event aimed at leaders who want to improve workplace wellbeing. Lawrence spoke about his experience of creating at Reed Business Information a Living Well programme which increased employee engagement by 10%, reduced absenteeism by 40% and motivated 82% of the 3,0000 globally distributed employees to make changes to their personal health. Other speakers included Alex Lynch from Google Australia, Brett Fifield from NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cindy Lenferna de la Motte from Ikabo and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky from Full Time Lives.

  • Lawrence Mitchell on Thrive Global

Fuelling Innovation & Business Growth by Focussing on Workplace Wellbeing

This is the first guest post Lawrence wrote for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's health & wellbeing website, which is based on people gaining extraordinary health inside the workplace, attaining wellness and avoiding the stress and burnout that often comes with working in an organisation. In this post, Lawrence shares his story on how he came to be passionate about wellbeing in the workplace, and how he developed a nationally-receognised award-winning health & wellbeing initiative in his organisation of 3,000 employees, in just 2 years.

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Wellbeing@Work Sydney 2018: Thanks to our speakers, sponsors and food & drink providers

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPEAKERS, SPONSORS AND FOOD & DRINK PROVIDERS Our valued speakers included:- Claire de Carteret, from Gallup Business Learning Solutions, who gave the opening keynote "The workplace in 2030 - key trends & research on the future

  • Lawrence Mitchell on Natural Health Radio

Interview with Eoin McCabe: Success without Stress

In this interview, Eoin McCabe talks to Health Coach, Marketing Director and author Lawrence Mitchell on how to address stress comprehensively and achieve your goals with ease.  He shares some tips from his new book "Success Without Stress: How to Prevent Burnout and Build Resilience

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