The Six Pillars of Wellbeing

BetterSpace is the only intelligent marketplace for employee wellbeing that is aligned to an evidence-based methodology.

The BetterSpace methodology

BetterSpace’s groundbreaking employee wellbeing platform was developed in line with the six pillars of wellbeing, an evidence-based methodology, and in consultation with Dr Iain Jordan of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and a team of expert advisors from Public Health England, the Mental Health Foundation and other leading organisations.

The six pillars of wellbeing is a methodology dating back to the mid-1500s, which has been developed and championed by the world’s top researchers into mental health and wellbeing over the years. It focuses on fulfilling the six lifestyle factors that influence mental health, which are: sleep, exercise, social interaction, activities, helping others, stress management.

Meaningful activity
Stress management
Helping others
Social connections
Gregor Henderson
Gregor Henderson, Director Mental Health, Public Health England
Geoff McDonald
Geoff McDonald,
Co founder, Minds@Work
Jenny Edwards
Jenny Edwards,
Former CEO, Mental Health Foundation
Nick Pahl
Nick Pahl,
CEO, Society for Occupational medicine
Sian Rees
Sian Rees,
Director of the Oxford AHSn
Zoe Eccleston
Zoe Eccleston,
Advisor, Babylon health
  • Sleep

    Being tired at work has become a cultural norm. Your employees don’t need to be falling asleep at their desks to be exhausted and burnt out – adults who sleep less than 7 hours a night experience higher rates of stress, depression, anxiety and other health problems. All in all, lack of sleep is set to cost the UK economy £47 billion in lost output by 2030.

    BetterSpace gives your employees the resources they need to fix their sleep cycle.

  • Meaningful activity

    It’s important to make time for the things we love. This isn’t just to give ourselves some much-needed ‘me-time’ after a long day: people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from low mood and depression.

    The good news is a hobby can be anything: from team sports to creative or intellectual pursuits. Help your employees find their passion with BetterSpace.

  • Stress Management

    Stress management

    This is the one everyone talks about, but few platforms get right. Stress is, unsurprisingly, linked to decreased mental wellbeing as well as the development of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and even diabetes.

    Give your employees the tools they need to manage their stress with BetterSpace.

  • Exercise

    Your workforce needs to get a move on – outside the office, that is. Physical activity has been proven to ease symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as regulate both mood and sleep patterns.

    Some employees may need that extra push to start making time for exercise. Let BetterSpace help.

  • Helping others

    There is scientific evidence that helping others through altruism or volunteering, for example, might actually help the person giving up their time more than the person on the receiving end. Altruism gives people a sense of purpose and personal fulfilment and is associated with increased happiness.

    BetterSpace helps your workforce help themselves by helping others.

  • Social connections

    It’s no secret that isolation and lack of face-to-face contact has a detrimental effect on mental wellbeing. Socialising releases a cocktail of chemicals in our brains that controls stress, minimises anxiety and even acts as a painkiller!

    BetterSpace can help curb isolation and loneliness in your workforce.