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Thanks for dropping by our blog page. Our team of over 40 full-time experts use our people-shaped approach to #MakeBetterHappen for individuals, communities and organisations. With insight, co-creation and engagement at the core of all that we do, our mission is to help shape a well, confident and self-reliant society. Call us on 0845 5193 423

Book ICE Health Checks for your workplace

July 21, 2016 12:07

We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes to build a package of workplace wellness support to meet your needs.

Health Checks are a preventative health screening service that help to ensure staff remain fit and healthy and can result in increased business productivity and reduced absenteeism. They have also been recognised as a catalyst to a cultural shift towards a healthier and increasingly engaged workforce.

A Healthy Team Makes for a Healthy Business

We have built a package of different levels of health checks for you to purchase to allow all staff to benefit from a health check.

ICE Health Check

20-30 minutes

Includes: all of the screening components of the NHS Health Check - includes full individual personalised check results report. Results not shared with GP.

ICE Lifestyle MOT

15-20 minutes

Includes: height, weight, BMI recordings, body fat test, blood pressure readings, carbon monoxide test, alcohol, smoking and exercise assessment with results explained and personalised advice.

Following the Health Checks in your workplace, we can also provide a detailed report on the outcomes, which will outline key themes that are present within the workforce and areas of health and wellbeing for particular focus in the future.

These reports would show trends relating to the workforce but would be anonymised to protect the confidentiality of the employees.

In addition, our team offers a range of bespoke wellbeing and lifestyle health packages, including health promotion events and activities such as:

  • Training to become a health champion in your workplace
  • Workplace pedometer challenges
  • ‘Fit Clubs’ to encourage exercise and healthy eating
  • Smoothie bike hire.

To find out more details of our available packages, contact Graeme Morgan on 0845 5193 423 or email graeme.morgan@icecreates.com

How can we achieve sustainable lifestyle outcomes for millennials?

March 29, 2016 11:08

Young people are a notoriously difficult audience to engage with, but the benefits of doing so are overwhelming across health and social care and society as a whole. So, the challenge many of us face is how do you go about future-proofing the under 25s - a group that lives for today with little consequence for tomorrow?

Our experience from working with young people across the country tells us that the answer lies in delving underneath the bed, into the cupboards and through the ear buds to find out what really matters to them; to uncover the real reasons why they behave the way they do and to hardwire our services directly into their world. We know, for example, that as many as one in five young people are still smoking and over 80% of adults started smoking before they were 20 years old.

Here are our top three tips for setting up stop smoking service for young people - ‘on their turf and in their style’:

  • Engage with young people in places they already visit. By creating a network of venues such as colleges, universities, training centres and youth offender locations, services are fully integrated into everyday lives
  • Take a holistic approach – interventions need to uncover and manage the wider motivations for smoking such as lifestyle, confidence and social pressure
  • Think digital – this savvy group don’t read ‘information-based’ websites; they interact, share and learn from others. An at scale behavioural ‘nudge’ like our Puffell platform is essential

One of our key insights from working with young people is that they are often not heavy smokers and can be influenced before they fall further into addiction. Their quit journey will also influence others around them - their families, friends or partner - thereby reducing the strain on services while also making communities healthier.

ICE is an experienced healthy lifestyle provider, operating a holistic service that resonates with the needs and wants of our audiences to produce measurable outcomes. We are also adept at working in a consultancy service capacity.

If you would like to create a bespoke stop smoking or lifestyle improvement service for young people or would like us to co-create designs with your service providers, talk to Graeme Morgan on 0797 357 8337 or at graeme.morgan@icecreates.com