Offload at Work is delivered by former professional sportspeople who have experienced the pressures of modern living and undertaken the programme themselves.
It is their personal journeys and inimitable delivery styles that make the messages and lessons truly memorable, leaving a powerful impact on attendees.
Offload has already helped to impact on the lives of over 1,000 men since its launch at three professional rugby league clubs in the North West in 2017. Independently evaluated by Edge Hill University, Offload received the following outcomes in its opening year:
Mental fitness and wellbeing in the workplace has never been more important. Life is getting tougher and the latest figures show that more than three out of five employees in the UK have experienced mental health issues due to work, or where work was a related factor.
In 2017, the impact of poor mental health in the workplace cost UK employers between £33 – £42 Billion. Over half of the costs were due to staff being less productive due to poor mental health at work, while additional costs included absenteeism and staff turnover.
The sporting charity Rugby League Cares has developed a hugely successful project that offers support for organisations looking to improve the mental fitness and wellbeing of their staff.
Created in partnership with State of Mind and health practitioners, Offload offers the means for businesses to tackle these important issues in the workplace.
Offload is delivered in the workplace in six sessions called ‘fixtures.’ Each fixture is presented by a different former athlete and lasts between 40 and 80 minutes. Employers choose from a menu of nine different fixtures:
To learn more about each fixture click on the title link: