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'Corporate wellness day' are entirely
tailor-made to meet your organisation’s requirements.  We can meet your needs, from talks in an open-plan office to a full day of informative presentations and demonstrations. 

'The first wealth is health'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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At 'Corporate Wellness Day' we provide fun and engaging ways to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours for your team.

Research shows that the western diet and lifestyle has an impact on our health leading to chronic illnesses.  People in sedentary jobs are more at risk of this.

Symptoms of stress and chronic illness are often suppressed with medication, but the cause of the problem is not addressed nor suggestions or education of preventative methods.

At 'Corporate Wellness Day' we uniquely blend both traditional and complimentary health.

Through our health network we can offer the following services to build a wellness day package to suit your company and staff requirements.

  • Pre-conception, pregnancy, birth and post-natal information and advice with Nicky Ream (RM, Dip. MWCT), a practicing midwife with 14 years' experience.

  • Chi Kung (Qigong) as a group exercise session to experience mindfulness, learn breathing and relaxation techniques for your employees to use at their desks with Poppy Glentworth (I.P.T.I), a complementary practitioner with 35 years teaching experience.

  • 20 minutes back and shoulder massage with Marjo Algate.

Traditional health                         Complimentary health

Melanie Smith

Marjo Algate

Marjo has a diploma in Iridology (NHC D.Ir) and Naturopathy (ND).

Marjo is registered with the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists and the General Naturopathic Council as well as the IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapies).

Marjo has a background in the NHS and retired after 25 years as a midwife, giving her a wealth of experience in this field and in conventional medicine.

Since retirement, Marjo works privately in the Broadstone Clinic of Natural Healthcare as a Naturopath and Iridologist.  In this capacity, she works with clients of all ages and with a large spectrum of health conditions.

Marjo also undertakes food intolerance testing, has a diploma in Swedish body massage as well as a certificate in Hawaiian style massage.
Melanie has a BSc (Hons) Nutrition, as well as a BA (Hons) Health Studies.  She is registered with the Association for Nutrition as well as the Nutrition Society.

Melanie's nutritional advice is not anecdotal or based on what worked for friends, it is backed by scientific evidence.

Melanie works as a Nutritionist with private clients at the Broadstone Clinic of Natural Healthcare and Wareham Therapy Clinic.  She has worked with clients with various health conditions such as obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, diverticulitis, IBS, toddler fussy eating, elderly malnutrition, as well as general healthy eating.

Melanie delivered group seminars and one-to-one consultations on behalf of Reboot Dorset and BNY Mellon in Poole.  She has also worked with Jurassic Climbing at Vauxwall Climbing Centre in London to deliver one-to-one consultations.
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Melanie Smith

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Email: Corporatewellnessday@gmail.com

Phone: 07896 806 928
Marjo Algate

Email: Corporatewellnessday@gmail.com

Phone: 07941 733 839

Suggested packages

Morning
Health screening including:
  • Waist to hip ratio
  • Body fat measurement
  • BMI
  • Blood pressure

Afternoon
  • 20 minute one-to-one Nutrition consultations with Melanie Smith
  • 20 minute one-to-one consultations with Marjo Algate

Day package £450.00
Morning
3 x 45 minute presentations by Melanie Smith
(eg: 'How to eat a healthy diet and use food to energise your day', 'Do fad diets work, what is the best diet for you?', How to lose weight properly and safely').

3 x 45 minute presentations by Marjo Algate (eg: 'The importance of gut health', 'Stress and adrenal fatigue').

    Afternoon
    • 20 minute one-to-one Nutrition consultations with Melanie Smith
    • 20 minute one-to-one consultations with Marjo Algate

    Day package £450.00
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    Current Research
    To fully intergrate a Corporate Wellness Programme into an organisation, we have to clearly demonstrate a positive relationship to the corporate bottom line.
    The Faculty of Public Health 'Creating a healthy workspace' reports on the cost of ill health to organisations.

    • Sickness absence costs UK employers around £12.2 billion each year. Between 2% and 16% of the annual UK salary bill is spent on sickness absence.

    • The cost of making reasonable adjustments to keep an employee who develops a health condition or disability will almost certainly be far lower than the cost of recruiting and training a new employee.

    • Stress-related conditions and musculoskeletal disorders are now the most common reported causes of sickness absence from work in the UK.

    • An estimated 34 million days a year are lost in England and Wales through sickness absence resulting from smoking-related illness.

    • Physical inactivity has major health consequences – including obesity, coronary heart disease and cancer – and in England is estimated to cost the wider economy £8.2 billion per year.

    • Alcohol misuse among employees in England costs up to £6.4 billion a year in lost productivity through increased absenteeism, unemployment and premature death.


    International Review of Psychiatry, October 2005; 17(5): 419–431 Wellness at work: Enhancing the quality of our working lives D. HILLIER, F. FEWELL, W. CANN, & V. SHEPHARD


    'More significantly perhaps is performance loss. Riedel et al. undertook an examination of how organizations expend their money and services to keep its human capital functioning optimally, revealing that some resources go to quantifiable expenditures (e.g., repairs, preventive maintenance). They identified that other financial consequences include the loss of potential revenues resulting
    from sub-par performance, ‘downtime’ when the individuals or groups of employees cannot perform at all, and inadequate production due to errors, malfunction, or obsolescence. When machines are monitored, financial costs and losses are known and fairly well documented. When human beings are monitored, however, we know more about costs than losses (salary, on costs, work resources, space and other utilities, etc.)'

    'Corporate health promotion schemes emphasize the importance of giving employees informational tools and empowering them to make decisions about their health. Since self-care is one of the most significant elements of a workplace wellness programme, positive direct benefits can even emerge within the first 6–18 months of programme implementation. Self-care can include all the things employees do to maintain their health, such as eating well, exercising, not smoking, using alcohol in moderation, managing stress, performing safety checks at home and at work and maintaining a healthy body weight, according to the reports.'

    American journal of health promotion : AJHP 29.3 (Jan 1, 2015): 147-157. An evaluation of the Well at Dell health management program: health risk change and financial return on investment. Musich, Shirley; McCalister, Tre'; Wang, Sara; Hawkins, Kevin.

     
    'RESULTS: The Well at Dell program achieved an overall return on investment of 2.48 in 2011. Most of the savings were realized from the HRA/wellness component of the program. Cost savings were supported with high participation and significant health risk improvement.
    CONCLUSION: An incentive-driven, well-managed comprehensive corporate health management program can continue to achieve significant health improvement while promoting health care and productivity cost savings in an employee population.'


    Population health management 16.1 (Feb 2013): 14-21. Systematic review of employer-sponsored wellness strategies and their economic and health-related outcomes. Kaspin, Lisa C 1 ; Gorman, Kathleen M; Miller, Ross M


    'First, the corporate culture encouraged wellness to improve employees' lives, not only to reduce costs. Second, employees and leadership were strongly motivated to support the wellness programs and to improve their health in general. Third, employees were motivated by a participation-friendly corporate policy and physical environment. Fourth, successful programs adapted to the changing needs of the employees. Fifth, community health organizations provided support, education, and treatment. Sixth, successful
    wellness programs utilized technology to facilitate health risk assessments and wellness education. Improved health-related and economic outcomes were associated with employer-sponsored wellness programs. Companies with successful programs tended to include wellness as part of their corporate culture and supported employee participation in several key ways.'
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