Southern Cross Health Society
2019 Innovation Name: BeingWell
Awards: 6th Most Innovative Health Industries Company
BeingWell is a workplace wellbeing programme that’s customisable, online and tailored to an individual’s health and wellbeing goals. At its core is an app that coaches and inspires people to make small changes that can create a big difference – while gathering aggregated health data for the client’s HR team to crunch. Companies purchase an annual subscription for each employee which provides a range of digital education toolkits on topics such as: mental wellbeing, winter wellbeing, eating well, thinking well, budgeting well, moving well and sleeping well.
The information and activities within each topic are provided by expert partners such as the Mental Health Foundation, Heart Foundation, Commission for Financial Capability, 5+ A Day and vision experts OPSM. The app builds on these topics with team and personal challenges. Once downloaded, employees synch their wearable devices, fill in a short lifestyle survey and, based on their health score, receive personalised recommendations designed to improve their wellbeing. In support of this, HR and team leaders in an organisation have a desktop hub where they can plan and manage the programme, as well as analyse their teams’ aggregated data to assess progress.