In September 2021, OutsideClinic launched a new employee well-being strategy in a mission to be the best place to work in optics and audiology.
The Cirencester-based programme, Tasting Colours, was introduced to support the health and well-being of the team. To date, 132 people have taken part in the 'life-changing' programme, with colleagues saying how the approach to wellness is a 'breath of fresh air and a reset towards positivity' and recommending it to others within the business.
We hear from Andy* who works at the Swindon Head office and decided to participate in the programme as he is interested in psychology and was keen to learn more about himself. Andy* enjoyed the programme and was happy it was not too intrusive, that you only discuss things you feel safe and comfortable speaking about, and that everything is confidential.
"The programme has really helped me identify why I feel the way I do in certain situations and not feel guilty about what I am feeling. I learnt that the difficulties in my life are the main reason I act and behave the way I do, and its been beneficial in my personal life in particular.
"My meetings were in person, and it was nice to speak to somebody and especially helpful that I could take part in the working day. The programme is a great example of how the company tries to do things to help colleagues, and I recommend it to others as long as you embrace it and try to open up as much as possible to benefit from the programme."
To read more about how the wellbeing initiative is going click here.
*Names have been changed for confidentiality.