At FSB’s 1066 Connect networking breakfast Helen Prosper (Live Well and Prosper, pictured above) took to the floor to lead a ‘Valentines special’ which focussed on heart health. Her well-designed quiz made the point that health setbacks are not something that happens to other people, but are everyone’s concern. Indeed, FSB has highlighted a £29 billion annual UK bill for sickness absence in its recent report on wellbeing.
A recent MIND survey cites that 56% of respondents felt their work was fairly or very stressful and it is well documented that if this goes unmanaged, stress can be a factor in a range of health difficulties. “It is up to all of us to take charge and manage our own health and wellbeing” said Development Manager, Martin Searle.
“When you run a small business this is a performance issue – how will your business fair if your self-motivation, energy levels and health is not kept up to scratch? Helen’s presentation engaged and informed guests today and got them talking about it, which is a big step in the right direction.” You can read the ‘Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help’ guide here.