NEW PLATFORM TO PROMOTE WORKPLACE WELLBEING
Pioneering a platform that assesses workplace wellbeing, West Midlands’ leading mental health charity, Living Well UK, has announced its collaboration with Birmingham-based tech developers, Lumien. With the ability to accumulate information, analyse the results and advise on next steps, the application – called Lumien – will be instrumental in keeping mental health a priority for employers and employees alike as they navigate this new way of working.
With loneliness on the rise and burn-out remaining prevalent, the mental health experts are debuting the platform to help equip people with the wellbeing support they need at home.
The purpose of the Lumien platform is to enable companies to gather anonymised information on all aspects of good mental health within their organisation: from nutrition and finances to working from home issues. Designed to take away the stigma of talking about mental health in the workplace, the system is revolutionising the world of employee wellbeing.
The programme works by asking employees to take part in weekly wellbeing quizzes, before using these to craft a tailored plan recommending treatments from a consortium of Living Well UK members. Companies will also receive an overall report showing if certain trends are emerging and what practices they can put in place to remedy them. A simple traffic light system is used to quickly identify areas that need addressing, making connections in the data to provide a deeper insight.
What’s more, the individuals will also be given a personal wellbeing score based on their answers, and from these will be signposted to programmes and activities that are able to alleviate the pressures they face.
Areas covered in the Lumien reports include stress, emotional wellbeing, anxiety, grief, financial worries, security, loneliness and self esteem with advice on organising in-house mental health workshops, encouraging employees to keep active and engaged, understanding payslips and eating well.