Encouraging acts of kindness
Helping others has been shown not just to be a way to foster social connections and cultivate interests, but also to improve our own sense of wellbeing at a fundamental level.
Acts of kindness have been shown consistently to increase feelings of wellbeing for those doing the act – this is why helping others has been chosen as one of the six pillars of wellbeing by the experts at BetterSpace.
Committing to kindness, by offering our time or resources, is a powerful reliever of stress and work-related fatigue. With the resources collected by BetterSpace, employees will be able to discover new charities and volunteer programs in line with their own interests and feelings, potentially adding a new dimension to their lives and reducing lost productivity due to poor mental health.
Resources for helping others
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today they are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.
Dogs Trust, known until 2003 as the National Canine Defence League, is a British animal welfare charity and humane society in the United Kingdom which specialises in the well-being of dogs. It is the largest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom, caring for over 15,000 animals each year.
Charity Choice is the UK’s largest charity directory, providing detailed information on over 160,000 registered UK charities. They help you to decide which charity to support.
Whether you are selecting a charity for your company, school or for personal reasons, finding a charity is easy: you can search by cause, location and keywords. You can also download free reports to compare how each charity spends its income, helping you make the right decision for you.
improvement in employee wellbeing.
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prefer BetterSpace over other corporate wellbeing programs.
BetterSpace gave me access to fantastic, curated resources in a structured way, that helped me to think about how I could improve my mental wellbeing when I was feeling very stretched.”
A clinically-backed workplace wellbeing tool
BetterSpace has been developed in consultation with a team of expert advisors from Public Health England, the Mental Health Foundation and other leading organisations, led by Dr Iain Jordan, Chief Medical Officer and Consultant in Psychological Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Our platform therefore combines accessible and engaging user experience with leading medical advice.
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Stress is integral to the workplace wellbeing crisis. Your employee wellbeing solution cannot be effective unless it treats both the symptom and the cause. BetterSpace is built around the six pillars of wellbeing, creating an integrated approach to tackling the mental health crisis and driving lasting transformation. Enquire today to offer personalised sleep management solutions to your workforce.