A fitter, happier, more productive return from serious illness for your staff
A new partnership between Make UK and Boutros Bear, a leading digital healthcare provider, offers Make UK members the opportunity to help your staff return from chronic illness faster and more effectively.
In 2018, 20% of the estimated 141 million working days lost to sickness were due to chronic pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, with the problem most common in the Construction and Manufacturing sectors. Worryingly, in the case of cancer, Macmillan found nearly 1 in 5 people returning to work following a diagnosis faced discrimination either from their line managers or colleagues.
Boutros Bear’s personalised Cancer Rehabilitation, MSK and Chronic Pain recovery programmes were created by their founder, Sheila Kissane Marshall, working with eminent medical, nutrition and fitness experts, and using the techniques she pioneered to fight her way back to fitness after her own diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.
Services available to Make UK members include individual health and fitness coaching for employees, along with an easy to use and effective platform to monitor and support their recovery. Plus, online employer training for HR and line managers, to ensure they understand the legal obligations and workplace guidance for supporting staff with chronic conditions. All Make UK members will receive a discount on the services.
Boutros Bear’s programmes are backed by major employers. Here’s what those who have used the service think:
"The course really helped me to develop a healthy lifestyle and the feeling of taking back control. It's exactly the type of course I wish anyone going through cancer treatment would benefit from."
Sofie - Cancer Rehabilitation Participant
"An amazing, worthwhile and informative learning opportunity. The programme strikes the right balance for managing cancer in the workplace - providing practical skills for managers, supporting individuals facing the worry and potential diagnosis of cancer, and the legal obligations an employer must be aware of."
Anna Triggs - HR Manager, Biocair
"I found this course incredibly useful to learn how to best support an employee with a cancer diagnosis, both compassionately and also lawfully. The overall content and structure of the course was brilliant. Overall, I had a great experience and would highly recommend this to other employers and managers."
Caroline Towers - HR Professional, PragmatIC