Supporting Employees to #thriveatwork

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As 300,000 people with long-term mental health conditions leave employment every year in the UK, it has never been more important to support your employees in the workplace.

We ran various social media polls to find out what makes people thrive at work, revealing new first-hand insights into the importance of proactively supporting your employees’ mental wellbeing.

We found that 90% of people said that struggling with mental health issues prevents them from thriving at work and performing to the best of their ability.[i] In addition to this, 57% said that if their employer proactively supported their mental wellbeing, it would help them to feel more loyal, be more productive and take less time off.[ii] These statistics provide an insight into just how positive the impact of workplace mental health support could be to your employees, and the extent to which this could improve employee productivity, absenteeism and presenteeism levels.

With over half of people reporting that their employer could do more to support their mental wellbeing, now is the time to put mental health at the forefront of your employee wellbeing strategy.[iii]

Our new NHS approved* mental wellbeing app, Thrive, is designed to help employees stay mentally well at work. Using clinically proven techniques, Thrive has been developed to identify, detect and help manage common mental health conditions. The app offers employees a variety of tools and activities to help improve and maintain mental health by actively monitoring and tracking their personal progress to better cope with the stressors of everyday life.

To aid employers to monitor the effectiveness of the app, Thrive generates anonymous progress reports**, allowing employers to measure the progress of their employees’ mental wellbeing. This enables businesses to correlate performance levels and statistics with the mental health of their employees, allowing employers to measure the impact of investing in mental wellbeing within their organisation.

To find out more about Thrive or the other benefits of our Tailored Health Cash Plan, visit

Check out the full results from our poll in the infographic below.


* The app meets NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility and has a supportive evidence base.

** if the app has over 50 active users with the same company

[i] Health Shield Insights, July 2018 (Small sample size).

[ii] Health Shield Insights, July 2018.

[iii] Health Shield Insights, July 2018.

[1] Health Shield Insights, July 2018 (Small sample size).

[1] Health Shield Insights, July 2018.

[1] Health Shield Insights, July 2018.