New wellbeing service for local businesses

A new service has been launched to help business staff improve their mental wellbeing during lockdown and it is already helping Lancashire companies. 

Whysup Ltd created Wellbeing with Whysup as an addition to the services it started three years ago to help anyone with their mental health, addictions and wellbeing.

Since the Bolton-based organisation began, it has worked with more than 40.000 people across education, business and sporting environments throughout the region in face-to-face sessions. 

However, directors Mark Murray and Liam McBride realised that the pandemic not only meant a further impact on mental health and wellbeing but also that their organisation had to look at a different way to connect with clients.

So now, using their own lived experiences and those of other speakers, they offer companies a monthly wellbeing session. This can be sent to every team member remotely, along with references for the person watching to explore the content and implement in their own life.

Explained Liam: “Working environments have changed and teams are now working differently – often from home. As a result, interaction between them has been impacted.

“A person’s professional performance is dramatically affected by what is happening outside their working hours and what they are experiencing personally.” 

Added Mark: “Businesses and organisations need to ‘do something’ to promote good wellbeing, to encourage open discussion and offer support.  

“Wellbeing with Whysup does this and can be sent out to teams or individuals working from home. It also builds on our established successful relationship with many local and regional businesses.”

This includes Bae Systems at Preston where Safeguarding and Wellbeing Manager Ben Longworth commented: “The role-out of Wellbeing with Whysup has been a fantastic addition to the brilliant face-to-face training they have already delivered over the last couple of years.

“The quality, content and take home messages of the videos have been superb and much needed during the remote working and pressures of the pandemic.

“This has enabled the business to provide our early careers population with vital information and display our commitment to their mental and physical wellbeing.”

·        To find out more go to www.whyusup.co.uk or call 01204 567800.

Caption: Mark Murray, left, and Liam McBride from Whysup Ltd which has  launched Wellbeing with Whysup