Your mind's best friend.
Imagine a world where people were given £10,080 a week, every week.
But there is a catch...
Staff are given £10,080 every single week, direct into their bank account. At the end of every week the counter gets reset to zero and they are given another £10,080. They cannot save the money from one week to another, what they don't spend they lose. At the start of every week the balance reverts back to £10,080 no matter how much they have in their account.
To keep this deal going employees are asked to invest just £35 each week on their own mental and emotional well-being. So - less than one half of a percent of the total weekly income.
How many people would be interested?
The £10,080 deal doesn't really exist however the 10,080 does represent TIME. People actually have 10,080 minutes every week. They can't save those minutes and they can't bank them for another time. Every week they are given another 10,080 minutes of real time. To ensure they make the most of their 10,080 minutes every week it is recommended they spend 5 minutes each day maintaining and improving their mental well-being.
Would you give up 5 minutes every day to significantly improve your emotional well-being and ensure you can enjoy the next week's 10,080 minutes? This is our concept and what we recommend for employees.
5 minutes each day
Look how MyMindPal™ can improve mental
well-being in four key areas...
MyMindPal™ is a web based digital platform that helps your people and your organisation to thrive on a daily basis.
It hosts a variety of evidence-based exercises to assist employees in;
• reducing stress in the moment,
• building a positive mindset,
• to live in the present time,
• and to help relax their body and mind.
Different approaches work for different people in different situations;
• Positive psychology,
• Cognitive interventions,
• Mindfulness practices,
• Behavioural insights and nudges.
The MMP team consists of behavioural scientists, psychologists and therapists combined with talented copy writers, creatives and some tech wizardry.
Reduce their stress levels
Create more positive thinking styles
Build their levels of resilience
Learn to live in the present moment.
How does it work?
We ask employees to consider how they feel right now, we measure this against a huge range of well-being impact factors and create...
The personal feedback report uses a ‘star rating system’ which informs each individual on the specific areas they might want to give attention to.
The dashboard is full of helpful insights and positive behaviour changing exercises. Users can manage their stress levels, increase their positivity and master the art of mindfulness and relaxation.
Each employee can select the right exercise to match their mood. Some of the exercises are interactive and others allow the user to just take 5, sit back and relax.
We encourage users to store the exercises they find most helpful in their personal dashboard favourites area. This enables easy access in times of need and encourages them to develop positive daily emotional well-being routines.
We safeguard you and your people by providing confidential links to recognised, external support, for a wide range of high level risk factors, including, depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts.
We encourage users to stay in the green by doing at least one exercise every day, as good practice for maintaining a healthy mindset.
6 out of 10 employees suffer from mental and emotional well-being issues attributed to their time at work.
How is mental well-being impacting a workforce?
One in five employees will show symptoms of depression. Depression causes people to experience sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, low self-worth, low energy and poor concentration. Untreated, depression can be life-threatening because it can create suicidal thoughts.
It starts as sadness then I feel myself shutting down, becoming less capable of coping. Eventually, I just feel numb and empty.
Stress can be defined as the degree to which a person feels unable to cope as a result of pressures that are unmanageable. Stress causes our body to produce hormones which trigger 'flight or fight' and activates our immune system. Sometimes stress is beneficial as that sense of pressure helps people pull through situations that make them nervous. Such pressures are common at work.
However, stress can become excessive and too much to deal with. If the response becomes activated too often or persists over time then the wear and tear within the body creates a permanent state of 'flight or fight' that can overwhelm employees and create an inability to cope.
Work-related stress accounts for an average of 23.9 days of work lost for every person affected.
Health Executive Agency 2017
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Whilst stress is the body's response to a threat or a situation that may come and go, anxiety is a reaction to that stress and can persist whether the cause is clear to the sufferer. Anxiety can make a person imagine that things in their life are worse than they really are, and prevent them from confronting their fears.
A panic attack is when your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms. It can come on very quickly and for no apparent reason and is not linked to any specific stress or anxiety. A panic attack can be very frightening and distressing.
There's a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health. A vicious circle where poor sleep leads to worrying and the worrying leads to even worse sleep. The less people sleep, the harder it is to cope with the worries of the day, and the less they cope the worse the mental health appears.
These are just some of the more common examples of mental well-being issues that may affect the workplace. Although attitudes are improving there are still some myths around mental health.
Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems. INCORRECT - Mental health problems have nothing to do weakness, many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: Physical illness, genes, life experiences, traumas and family history.
We can't do anything for a person with a mental health problem. INCORRECT - Employers can be important influences to help someone get the treatment and services they need by:
Reaching out and letting them know you are available to help
Helping them access mental health services.
Learning and sharing the facts about mental health, especially if you hear something that isn't true.
Treating them with respect, just as you would anyone else.
There is no discrimination against people with mental health problems. INCORRECT - Whilst reaction to mental health problems are progressing, employees still face discrimination. A survey by Time to Change showed that almost nine out of ten people with mental health problems reported the negative impact of stigma and discrimination on their lives.
There are nearly 300 mental health issues that affect the UK's working population and we have only touched on the most common. Here are some more that you may have encountered.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health
Dissociation and dissociative disorders
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Hypomania and mania
Drugs - recreational drugs & alcohol
Tardive dyskinesia (TD)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Simple To Set Up
And it doesn't take long at all...
Platform access is available exclusively via Incorpore Limited and works on an annual licence fee.
In just 10 days MyMindPal™ can go live to your entire workforce with your own unique company access code.
Our on-boarding media pack enables you to seamlessly get the message out and start to protect your people immediately.
Our anonymised quarterly report gives powerful insights that enable you to define and target your future well-being budget and resource, where it is most required.
MyMindPal™ allows you to add your own links to other aligned services and therefore acts as an accessible gateway to all your workforce, no matter how dispersed.
What's in it
for the company?
Benefits for an employer include...
The corporate benefits of using MyMindPal™ include:
- A positive culture
- Higher levels of employee engagement
- Team morale
- Increased staff loyalty
- Reduced absenteeism
- Talent retention
- Increased performance levels
- Realising employee potential
- Compliance with Equality Act (2010)
Contact us today on email@example.com and let’s create a happier healthier workforce together.
Isn't it worth just FIVE minutes a day?
Email us today for a free demonstration.