Colmore BID launches free Wellbeing Fortnight programme

08 April 2022

Colmore BID Wellbeing

As businesses are being called upon to better support the wellbeing of their staff, Colmore BID’s Wellbeing Fortnight returns 3-13 May 2022.

According to research from the National Office of Statistics, ratings for happiness in the UK during the Covid pandemic fell to their lowest in a decade. With more than 51% of respondents reporting Long Covid symptoms such as, fatigue, loss of smell, shortness of breath and difficulty concentrating, supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of staff will play an important contributor to business performance for many years to come.

To aid businesses with providing this support, Colmore BID has teamed up with MK Healthhub, PureGym Snow Hill, Sun Kyeong and Brewin Dolphin to deliver two weeks of webinars and classes to kickstart the process of managing wellbeing.

Over 15 physical and virtual classes will take place between 3-13 May, all delivered by qualified fitness and wellbeing experts. MK Healthhub, a leading provider of health and fitness advice will host a mixture of in-person and virtual classes including yoga, Pilates and mental wellbeing. PureGym instructors will be leading a fitness class on weight loss and will discuss the best options for maintaining this loss, while holistic therapists Sun Kyeong lead a group session of meditation. With living costs on the rise, which in turn is resulting in an increase in the number of cases of anxiety, wealth management experts Brewin Dolphin will also lead a session on financial wellbeing.

Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID, said: “2020 and 2021 were all about adjusting to lockdowns and isolation and while we are no longer required to remain working from home, the effects on people’s mental and physical wellbeing remain ever present. In order to get the most out of their employees, more and more businesses are now looking at how they can support their staff’s mental wellbeing. This is far more than just increasing salaries and annual leave. We need to better understand the challenges our teams face both at work and home to see what realistic support we can provide. By creating that nurturing environment, presenteeism will decrease and employees will be much happier in the workplace, meaning a more productive workforce.

“Our Wellbeing Fortnight programme does not claim to ‘fix’ people’s wellbeing problems, but rather provide a taste of what support is out there. Everyone’s needs are different, so by sampling a few of the classes, you can experiment with what may work for you before investing further time and money.”

Colmore BID’s Wellbeing Fortnight runs 3-13 May. For more information and to book onto any of the sessions, visit www.eventbrite.com/cc/wellbeing-fortnight-286599

Programme

Week 1
Tuesday 3 May
12:00-13:00Dealing with Back Pain with the Pain and Injury Clinic
(Virtual Event)
17:00-18:00Yoga with MK Healthhub
Wednesday 4 May
8:30-9:30Weight Loss with PureGym Snowhill
Thursday 5 May
12:15-13:15Guided Meditation with Sun Kyeong
Friday 6 May
12:45-13:45HIIT Class with MK Healthhub
Week Two
Monday 9 May
14:00-15:00The importance of financial wellbeing
17:00-18:00Virtual Yoga with MK Healthhub
Tuesday 10 May
12:45-13:45HIIT class with MK Healthhub
17:00-18:00Yoga with MK Healthhub
Wednesday 11 May
8:30-9:30Weight Loss with PureGym Snowhill
Thursday 12 may
12:00-13:00Rangoli Workshop with Ranbir Arts
Friday 13 May
12:15-13:15Guided Meditation with Sun Kyeong