When we think about benefits, obvious ones that might come to mind could be monetary, healthcare, and salary sacrifice. When it comes to wellbeing, though, that encompasses a range of subjects, and can include physical health, mental health, and financial wellbeing. Wellbeing benefits are not to be swept under the rug, as 87% of employees consider health and wellness offerings when choosing an employer.
So wellbeing benefits are getting more popular, right, but what services are out there?
Spectrum.Life is the wellness service that aspires to ‘encourage and empower your team members to take control of their health and wellbeing.’ That sums it up nicely. A tool that assists employees to prioritise physical and mental wellbeing, Spectrum has a variety of programmes to aid users. Let’s look at the platform in more depth.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Not everyone wants to speak to HR every time they come across personal obstacles, so having an outside point of contact can be reassuring and help to ease the mental load.
An Employee Assistance Programme is a fantastic way to facilitate this need, and with the Spectrum support line, your team (and their families) can have in-the-moment access to this support, from financial assistance to career counselling. Knowing they aren’t alone can be a huge help. They also offer 24/7 in-the-moment support with up to eight structured counselling sessions.
Whether it’s a pilates session or an intense cardio routine, there’s plenty of workouts from beginner-friendly to advanced classes. Paying for a gym membership and going to a workout space where people seem so confident can be intimidating for anyone starting out on their fitness journey. But with 56% of UK adults regularly exercising, there’s enough people with an interest in moving more to suggest that more workout options are desirable.
The thing is, whether it’s going for a walk with the dog, or doing a lunchtime exercise video, there’s no ‘right way’ to exercise. The best way is the way that works best for you! Spectrum offers up a weekly timetable of digital classes so you can get some movement in without even leaving your home – perfect for those remote and hybrid working roles. And you don’t have to stick to a strict schedule, there’s training plans for you to enjoy whenever.
For those looking to take more control of their physical and mental wellness, the Wellbeing Hub offers a personalised log to track exercise, nutrition, and more to receive a tailored plan based on your stats and preferences. See the macronutrients you’re getting, and find delicious recipes to suit your dietary needs.
And it’s not all about diet and exercise, wellbeing also includes sleep and stress. With one in five adults in the UK feeling anxious either most or all of the time, there is clearly a need for more mental wellbeing resources.
The Sound Space offers podcasts looking at all different aspects of health and wellbeing for you to find inspiration, laugh along, and hear from others with similar experiences. To help you sleep or reduce stress and anxiety there are also specific meditations that you can go through, so no more staying up and scrolling the night away.
Browse the articles available to learn more about specific topics, from gut health to managing stress.
Deciding to try out some new recipes is something we all find enthusiasm for, but after trawling through blogs that take ages to get to the recipe, we can already be left with a sour taste! For simple, quick, and waffle-free recipes that include nutritional information, the Spectrum recipe section is ideal. From vegan to gluten-free, there’s meals, snacks, and desserts catered to specific needs. Spend less time Googling and more time enjoying delicious food.
We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions only to break them two weeks later and vowed to try meditation, only to leave that app collecting dust in the depths of the homescreen. Spectrum.Life isn’t about enforcing strict rules and trying extreme solutions, it’s a space to focus on both physical and mental wellbeing to try to make daily life more manageable. A few exercise classes a week and a new health podcast to listen to on a walk can work wonders for starting out on the journey.
Add it on!
If this sounds like a service that would be useful for your team, you can add Spectrum.Life to your plan, and see how fantastic the platform is.
Learn more with a free demo from our friendly advisors.