Corporate Health

We support companies by managing wellbeing, mental health and addiction in the workforce. This involves working with HR departments, Directors and middle managers to support strategy development and provide educational workshops and resources.

A strategy that revolves around prevention and early intervention is a vital way of ensuring the wellbeing of individual employees as well as the workforce as a whole. This in turn will lead to greater productivity, improved levels of teamwork and a higher capacity for the development of outstanding work.

Why Develop a Behavioural Wellbeing and Recovery Strategy?

Productivity and company culture are inextricably linked. Organisations that produce the highest standard of work are the ones that appreciate that it requires the physical and emotional wellbeing of their employees. The social infrastructure, financial growth, and general productivity of an organisation is therefore reliant upon wellbeing and mental health strategies.

The social infrastructure of an organisation is where the development of a healthy workforce begins. By retaining employees and reducing staff turnover companies can avoid the process of constant retraining and the repercussions this has upon employees. Implementing strategies that encompass addiction as well as overall physical and mental wellbeing, allow companies to support individuals and communicate the importance of the workforce as a whole. A dispersed workforce that is unable to support one another is one that is less able to combat the effects of mental health struggles and addiction.

In addition to improving employee interaction, businesses can also benefit financially from wellbeing strategies. Burnout stress, inconsistency of output and absenteeism are all side-effects of mental health struggles and addiction. From time to time everyone will need to rest and recuperate, however, those who are struggling with mental health and addictive tendencies will likely experience a slower or more erratic recovery and may still struggle upon returning to the office. The financial repercussions of illness and recovery can be prevented by implementing supportive intervention and prevention.

Increased productivity can be achieved through health and wellbeing strategies. This is not something that happens from the outside of an organisation, but from within. In order for addiction to be tackled it has to be done in a safe environment, and so strategies that prioritise wellbeing and recovery have the potential to facilitate psychologically safe workplaces. The support that this strategy provides will allow employees to maintain control of their work life balance, improve lifestyle management, and develop resilience in the face of stress.

By giving employees the tools to track and change behaviour companies can empower their workforce to work together and yield greater results.

Understanding and identifying high functioning addicts in the workplace

High functioning addicts are people who struggle with an addiction (a behaviour or a substance) but have not yet lost everything. In other words, they have not hit ‘rock bottom’. Most of the time they still have their career, home, social life and family.

On the outside, they might appear fine, they can often believe that they are doing an excellent job at hiding their addiction. At this point in their journey, there have not been enough negative consequences for them to even consider treatment.

Ironically, these types of people are the last to sabotage their career. High functioning addicts need a job, in fact, often they are workaholics. Their work gives them money, status, fuels their need for self-worth and offers them the external markers of being ‘fine’.

However, although addiction is not always outwardly obvious, there are some key signs that can help employers identify a problem. These include changes in behaviour, changes in appearance and changes in work productivity. While it is not always as simple as lack of productivity or dishevelled appearance, a significant difference or high levels of inconsistency, can be early indicators of addiction. Behaviours could change from being sociable to solitary, people often become impulsive, taking part in behaviour that might jeopardise their colleagues.

The main takeaway here is to be aware of seemingly odd changes. It doesn’t always have to be self-destructive, simply an indication that there has been some sort of mental and physical shift.

Our Services

What services are available?

In order to provide your employees with the best possible care we are dedicated to supporting the individual and educating the whole. We therefore offer both specific intervention and educational services that will provide your team with the tools to combat stress, burnout, and addiction.

Specific intervention

Intervention need not be intimidating or vilifying. Instead, we provide positive support that educates the organisation, the workforce, and the individual on how, when, and why to intervene. Our services include:

  • Expert assessment, 
  • 1:1 interaction 
  • Therapy, and medical support
  • Care consultancy services

Educational services

Companies can benefit from education and increased awareness of the dangers of addiction. We provide educational materials, online and in person delivery sessions, and workshops on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Addiction awareness programmes for managers.
  • The concept of Functioning addicts.
  • Understanding workplace culture and substance misuse. 
  • The impact of workplace stress. 

Additional resources also include podcasts and other educational materials aimed at employees.


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We are here to help

Setting up a comprehensive healthy strategy can be a daunting prospect. However, with the correct partner, the benefits of these approaches are incalculable. BWR is dedicated to creating strategies and approaches that fit the needs of every individual and every organisation. We pride ourselves in combining expert care with sensitive, accessible support with the overall goal of making each work environment a happier healthier place.

To start the process, please contact us for a free initial consultation. Together we can create a work environment that meets both the emotional needs of your employees and the physical demands of your business.