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health fair

Healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy agency

We work hard at Bray Leino, which means we also like to do our part to help our people stay happy and healthy. Parties, our own volleyball court, fresh fruit on tap, regular hugs; and in March we held a Bray Leino Health Fair for our Devon staff.

We invited a number of experts to hold group sessions and one-to-one meetings at our site in Filleigh, Devon. These included NHS health assessments, nutrition advice, personal fitness guidance, financial and individual pension advice; plus a really well attended session on mental health wellbeing and understanding signs of stress.

A massage therapist set up shop in one of our meeting rooms for the day to get busy on people’s aches and strains, and we also held a breakfast workshop in The Roost where nifty smoothie-making recipes were tested, tasted and guzzled.

The specialists helped people recognise a few different issues that might have led to problems if left unchecked, from shoulder and neck tension to high blood pressure. And since the event a number of people have made positive changes like improving their diet or implementing a new exercise regime.

Overall we had over 150 attendees to the various activities. A lot of people will only visit the doctor when they’re really ill. “I’ve never had my cholesterol or blood pressure checked before, so it’s good to know I am okay,” said one attendee.

“After the health fair last week I’ve started running again,” reported another. “I already knew I should be taking better care of myself, but my NHS health check gave me the kick up the backside I needed.”

Louise Martin, our Head of HR, said: “I’m really pleased with the take up at the sessions and hope it made a genuine difference to some people. We will be sticking with our health and wellbeing agenda and further health fairs and activities are planned across the Group.”

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