Katie McNally, Wellbeing Services Lead
During Mental Health Awareness week we supported Capita Customer Management by running a range of activities around the themes of Think Well, Feel Well and Sleep Well. The engagement from staff was fantastic and here is what Capita thought about the week and why they use HÄLSA WELLBEING to support them with their wellbeing plans for staff.
Jessica Handforth, HR Operations Partner
Capita Customer Management
During an event at Workplace Leeds I gave a talk telling the story of my mental health journey. This wasn't something I had done before and was quite an emotional experience, afterwards I was fortunate enough to be guided to take part in a meditation session run by Halsa. The meditation took place in a small group and in two parts, firstly some breathing exercises and then a body scan. The breathing exercises really helped me to calm my mind, and then I was able to really engage with the body scan. The scan included rooting the feet to the floor and letting the body flow in the breeze, I was able to visualise the experience really easily, something I often struggle with. The meditation was a huge help to feel both more stable and centred and to be able to be present for the remainder of the day. A very pleasurable and grounding experience.
Workplace Leeds @ Leeds Mind
18 months ago I burnt out. There have been many changes in my life since, but managing my mental wellbeing is an ongoing trial and error process. Helping to organise and run Workplace Leeds Summer Chill and Winter Warmer events is part of rebuilding my confidence but is very intensive. It’s therefore great that Halsa are there. I make sure I attend their meditation session mid-way through the events. Taking time out to focus on breathing and peaceful visualisation calms my racing mind, grounds me and helps me continue my role in a more balanced healthy manner. I thoroughly recommend giving it a try in the middle of a busy day!
Workplace Leeds @ Leeds Mind
We have had a focus on staff wellbeing for a couple of years and Halsa Wellbeing has helped me to identify areas that we wanted to improve on and provide us with ideas, whether that was taster massages to finding your inner mojo!. They have been very professional and accommodating in working around our needs and I would highly recommend them as a source of knowledge and inspiration.
CLARE GRANT head of law, North East
BPP UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Emma and her team at Hälsa Wellbeing devised and delivered a tremendous health and wellbeing event for us here in RWE. It was the first time we had undertaken such a comprehensive event which involved providing mental wellbeing and nutrition advice as well as back massages for the staff on site. The feedback we received was excellent and the team all stated they gained a greater understanding of how they can improve their own health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Robert Manson, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing
‘We have been working with Hälsa for the past 18 months since our new Family Support Centre opened in February 2015. Emma Avhede, Owner of Hälsa Wellbeing and her team of therapists are invaluable in providing support to our families. We have a team of 5 wellbeing therapists, they are all consistent in their approach and provide both a professional and personable service. I cannot recommend Emma and her team highly enough; nothing is ever too much trouble, they are supportive, professional and adapt to the ever changing demands of our organisation. The feedback from both families and staff who have received wellbeing treatments from the team, has been, and continues to be outstanding. Hälsa is an integral part of our service delivery and Emma’s team are a real credit to her. Thank you for all your support in ensuring we can deliver the best support to families’.
Emily Wragg - Operations Director & Deputy Director of the Charity
Candlelighters Childrens Charity
Cygnet Hospital Harrogate
Emma Avhede, the owner of Hälsa Workplace Wellbeing runs a weekly clinic at the Cygnet hospital providing a variety of holistic therapies to our patients. The treatments help patients to focus on their general wellbeing as well as the various physical and psychological benefits these sessions provide. Emma also supports them with general relaxation techniques including breathing and stress management.
These therapeutic sessions complement the work we do within the therapy department and they have a significant impact on patient wellbeing and rehabilitation. Emma’s approach and interactions with the patients is positive and non-threatening, enabling the most anxious to feel relaxed. Emma listens without being judgmental and without exception all have enjoyed and benefited from their experience. The only worry….being discharged before their next appointment!
Head of Therapies
Just a quick note to say that I am so pleased to have Hälsa offer the massage therapies at work and feel so relaxed and rejuvenated after every session. I’ve been for massage therapies at various places in Leeds but your services are unmatchable! I am very active on twitter and have recommended Hälsa to all my followers too. I’ve shared your website via my profile and would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a good relaxing therapy! I would also be writing a piece in the next few weeks for a health and fitness website I blog for where I would like to interview you and promote Halsa in case it’s of interest? Let me know and I can share more details with you.
Thanks and best regards
Premier Farnell PR Manager
Staff following a review:
• Very enjoyable experience, made better by the professionalism of the therapist.
• I was made to feel very “at home” and found myself relaxing immediately, which was a nice surprise given how stressed out I was that morning!
• Please pass on my thanks
• Really enjoyed the session with the added benefit that it reduced the discomfort I was suffering from sciatica.
• It was great to be able to take 10 minutes out to relax and have a nice bit of treatment too. I felt much better after the foot and leg massage. :0) I would certainly use the facilities again for different kinds of alternative therapies
Premier Farnell Staff
Canal Road Site
Emma Avhede and her team at ‘Hälsa’ were a delight to work alongside, very professional, exceptional masseurs with a great sense of humour. All feedback was excellent; some even said it was the best massage ‘ever’!
I would really love to work with this organisation again. August 11, 2011
Shipley College have worked with us on an annual basis since this feedback.
HR Manager Shipley College