Teesside-based workplace wellbeing organisation, Key Wellbeing, has teamed up with activity providers across the Tees Valley to help local businesses combat loneliness in the workplace as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 9-15).
In support of the awareness week’s theme of loneliness, Key Wellbeing’s directors say they are determined to make it easier for businesses, particularly those that are remote working, to bring their employees back together and ultimately prevent the onset of mental health problems that are linked to long-term loneliness affecting millions of people across the UK.
Through the initiative, businesses can access exclusive discount codes for corporate team-building activities including everything from rock climbing and escape rooms to cocktail masterclasses and murder mystery experiences.
Marie Ranson, commercial director at Key Wellbeing said: “Our client feedback tells us that what employees really want right now is human connection.
“Workers have spent the last couple of years isolating or social distancing because of the pandemic, which has led to an increase in mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
“It’s now down to business and HR leaders to take steps to reinforce relationship-building amongst team members and promote fun, shared activities that will help to boost wellbeing and improve the social atmosphere both online and in the office.
“We are delighted to work with local activity providers who know that wellbeing matters.”
Those involved in the campaign include Bubble Football North East, Northern Shakers, Project Escape, Putter Chaos Adventure Golf, RockAntics Middlesbrough, Tall Tales Mysteries and Teesside Karting.
Nick Rodgers, director of Project Escape, commented: “We believe escape rooms are one of the best forms of team building – our rooms are jam-packed with a variety of puzzles and require everyone’s contribution and communication to solve them.
“We also offer a duo room so that teams can go head-to-head for a bit of friendly competition.”
The discount codes are valid until May 31. To access them, businesses can download a guide to team building in the Tees Valley via the following link: https://bit.ly/3Fz8HKU