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New programme launched to combat stress at work

Date 4 Oct 2007
Author The Editor
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A North East-based naturopath has launched a new Wellbeing Being at Work programme aimed at helping reduce absenteeism levels in the workplace due to ill health and stress. Rumana Zahn, whose Rumana Health company is based in Darlington, launched the programme to help workers take control of their healthcare so that they can maintain wellbeing and prevent future illnesses.

Rumana said: "Anxiety and stress is the modern-day plague of the workplace and are responsible for an estimated 10.5 million lost working days per year in Britain. In fact, work-related stress is the second biggest cause of employee sickness absence days in the UK, and costs the economy billions every year. "There are a number of factors that can affect an employee's health, including work-life balance, recurring health problems and stress. The programme aims to help employees identify and manage these issues."

E-business development agency, The North East Regional Portal, recently invested in the programme for its team of 10. Chief Executive Norma Foster said: "There is a huge difference between the buzz people enjoy from doing a busy job and a workforce unable to cope with strains forced upon them. We are keen to maintain our bright and enthusiastic workforce and ensure that they all had access to information and support if times ever did get tough for them.

"A happy and productive team is critical to the success of any organisation - after all what business can flourish with a burnt-out and miserable workforce?"

The Wellbeing at Work programme is divided into six sections and the topics include: nutrition, detoxification, structure, emotional health, mind and thinking and life. Other topics are available and can be selected according to the needs of the organisation.

To request a free Wellbeing at Work brochure email info.

 

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