Social connection for
workplace wellbeing

The fact that humans are social is not just a cliché. Social connection is essential to our sense of collective and individual wellness.

Loneliness is costing UK
businesses

  • £2.5bn

    in lost productivity

  • 183,580

    working days a year

Connection and wellbeing

Loneliness is a well understood contributing factor to depression and other mental illnesses. But with 45% of us feeling occasional loneliness, it’s clear that a lack of social connection affects many people’s lives in different ways.

While modern communication might play a part in this, it has also given us many organisations and activities that bring together people with shared interests.

With remote working being a new part of many people’s lives, the way we connect socially and how it contributes to our wellbeing is becoming a new problem. Using resources from BetterSpace, employees wanting to develop social connections can find new ways to meet with others, while opportunities to do this in the workplace are currently reduced.

Social connection resources
from BetterSpace

Crowd of people walking with the words Free For Everyone Forever

Parkrun

Activity

Parkrun has become a running and socialising phenomenon. It is a collection of 5k (3.1 mile) running events that take place every Saturday morning in twenty countries across five continents. It all began in Teddington, London in 2004, with the first event outside the UK in Denmark in 2009. Parkruns are free to enter, for people of all abilities and are run by volunteers.

A woman leaning over to look into the water while on a paddle board

Plastic Patrol

Charity

Plastic Patrol was set up in 2016 and they have already made great strides to remove plastic waste from over 60 countries around the world. They combine community action with disruptive technology to gather important data for scientific research into waste that escapes into nature. With your help Plastic Patrol can continue their mission to stop pollution at the source.

Two women walking together, the one on the left is pushing her bike, while the woman on the right is walking her dog

Nextdoor

Website

Nextdoor is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us, we just need an easier way to connect with them.

70%

improvement in employee wellbeing.

91%

employee approval rating.

70%

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.”

Public Health England
Mental Health Foundation
NHS Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Book a demo of BetterSpace

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.