STRESS, work-related mental health issues and musculo-skeletal disorders are estimated to cost UK industry £15.4 billion a year.
But a Bury St Edmunds firm is leading the way in helping companies and their staff to overcome those issues – and have fun.
RehabWorks ,on Angel Hill, is the UK’s leading provider of injury management and rehabilitation services for employers, insurers and the Government.
It works to reduce the cost and impact of musculo-skeletal injury and mental ill health and helps people back to work.
And as part of national Work Out at Work Day, organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists on Tuesday, staff from RehabWorks took part in a game of frisbee golf in the Abbey Gardens.
The company also organised events up and down the country for clients including Sainsbury’s, Northumberland Water, National Grid and BT.
The activities were designed to help employees relieve stress and get exercise.
“It is more important than ever that employers, employees and the nation as a whole take the time and make plans to aid our health,” said physiotherapist Carl Green, who ran the Abbey Gardens event.
Andy Holdcroft, chief executive of RehabWorks, said: “RehabWorks believes in the value of a happy, healthy workforce and recognises the role an employer must take in helping employees to make positive choices.
“Work Out at Work Day was a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to this whilst also having some fun.”