Group Interventions

The Compass group interventions are delivered taking into account the highlighted issues from the consultancy process and the health and wellbeing audit and would typically look to target the areas that have been flagged as health hotspots and potential costs to your business.

Leadership health awareness and resilience workshops:  These half or full day workshops are designed to help your senior and executive management team to understand the importance and value of ‘wellbeing’ in an executive endurance context.  It will assist your team to understand the individual components of health and wellbeing and how to improve each in general terms by giving them a ‘tool box’ to go away with by imparting key education, coping strategies and behaviour change strategies resulting in greater resilience and improved health status. 

Health awareness presentations:  These presentations are designed to be delivered to large groups of employees and will positively inform and influence them in a non-intimidating environment.  They typically run for 45-60 minutes on a particular health and wellbeing subject areas.  The subject areas that we address are the typical areas of concern and have been shown to have an affect the bottom line through employee ill health. 

Health workshops: These workshops are delivered to groups of no more than 15 people all of which have identified a common health and wellbeing issue that they wish to tackle.  They have a specific agenda to educate and give a deeper understanding to the participants on a particular health topic and to bring about behaviour change in those participants.  The participants will learn from the Health Coach but also from each other as well as feeling a sense of belonging and support within the group of likeminded people. 


Group therapy is better for helping people stop smoking than self-help, and other less intensive interventions
(Stead and Lancaster 2005)


The risk factors most strongly associated with absence from work are physical inactivity, high stress levels and diabetes.  The factors most strongly associated with presenteeism are poor diet, elevated BMI, physical inactivity, high stress levels and lack of emotional fulfilment
(Boles et al 2004)

Higher health risk employees have a greater chance of high absence compared with low risk status. The greatest impact upon absenteeism are mental health 47% increase, poor back care 40% increase, stress 24% increase, overweight 23% increase

(Serzner et al 2001)

The leading causes of sickness absence in the UK are: musculoskeletal conditions– i.e. neck and back pain (31 million days lost) minor illnesses like the common cold (27 million days lost), mental health issues including depression, anxiety and stress (15 million days lost) (Office of National Statistics 2014)


Average days lost per year from health conditions per employee – non-smokers 4.4, smokers 6.7 days; average hours lost per year to presenteeism – non-smokers 42.8, smokers 76.5; cost of lost productivity time– non-smokers £3747, smokers £6328
(Bunn et al 2006)