SIU offers mental and physical health support services to ensure wellbeing in the workplace, specifically for security professionals.
Workplace wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life, from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work, their working environment, the climate at work and work organisation, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Businesses across all industries are increasingly recognising the need to take the wellbeing of their workers seriously since workers wellbeing is a key factor in determining an organisation’s long-term effectiveness and success.
Many studies show a direct link between productivity levels and the general health and wellbeing of the workforce.
Research conducted by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has shown that a happy workforce is 13% more productive.
Happy workforce equals healthy workforce
Physical wellbeing goes hand in hand with mental wellbeing in the workplace.
822,000 workers in the UK suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety which accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health cases in 2020/21, according to the UK Health and Safety Executive.
74% of long-term sickness is caused by mental and musculoskeletal conditions, according to data provided by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, and 44% of workers leave following long-term sickness.
According to the UK Office of National Statistics, it is estimated 141.4 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in the UK in 2018. This is equivalent to 4.4 days per worker.
Difficulty in accessing statutory services such as GP appointments and long waiting times for therapy sessions affect the workers’ health, leading to off-time due to sickness, which negatively affects individuals and the workplace in many ways.
Taking a pro-active approach to workplace wellbeing
Physical therapy (physiotherapy) services provide a pro-active approach to ensure wellbeing of workforce since they are available any time for any kind of physical condition that security professionals may suffer from.
These services are also holistically tailored to individuals to help them restore movement and function following injury, illness, surgery or disability, with subsequently scheduled sessions in the treatment plan to ensure faster recovery without taking time off from work.
Physiotherapy services are designed to help in a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:
- pain due to injury or repetitive strain such as back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain
- movement problems following injury or surgery, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
- circulation problems following a heart attack
- breathing problems due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
In addition to these, SIU offers global telecare support, 24-hour crisis support helpline, and outpatient and inpatient residential rehabilitation services for individuals and workforces of corporates.