Health and wellbeing
Caring about your health
Working as a consultant can be exciting but also overwhelming at times. You may be faced with tight deadlines, challenging projects and demanding clients. We understand that our employees need support in order to deal with the various challenges that they face so we have developed various resources, tools and programs to help foster their wellbeing.
We want to empower our people to feel their best, and when that isn’t achieved, provide the right support to get back to good health. Only when we can thrive, can we create a meaningful impact for ourselves, our colleagues, our clients, and our society.
At Deloitte, being healthy does not only mean being physically well – your mental health is equally as important. We believe in treating a mental health day the same way as a regular sick day. That's why we have launched several initiatives to support your mental wellbeing:
- Free access to Headspace, a mindfulness and wellbeing app
- Mental Toughness Programme: This programme aims to equip our people with tools and techniques to enable them better to deal with difficult situations leading to stress or anxiety.
- Dedicated trainings raising awareness around mental health, empowering managers to support their teams
- Employee Assistance Programme: External, independent care providers, whose consultants offer free counselling on many different topics
- Inclusion Champions: Dedicated senior leaders across the firm who help build an inclusive culture and provide guidance on respect and inclusion matters
In order to promote physical health we also offer MyClubs credits to employees that give them access to various classes: yoga, boxing, dancing, tennis, EMS, and much more. You are welcome to join your colleagues and participate in one of our existing employee networks (we have a football club, running club, cycle club, etc.) or encourage you to create your own for something that you love!
What is wellbeing?
To break down wellbeing, we can think about it in terms of energy – what gives us energy and what drains our energy. Every moment of the day influences this balance – adding, staying neutral, or losing energy. This means you have the power to make choices that influence your body; through how you move, what you fuel yourself via food and drinks, how you rest and recover, and how you love yourself as well as others and feel connected to your purpose. These are our pillars of energy management:
Why is this important? When you feel full of energy you can also be your best self and perform, grow, learn. At home and at work. We won't of course always feel full of energy, particularly in the demanding world we live in. The important thing is the ability to regain your energy after a low period, and to find what uniquely works for you to return to that homeostatic state.
Managing your energy and making deliberate choices is therefore more important than ever.
To support our people in being their best selves, we have developed a comprehensive wellbeing programme at Deloitte that focuses on how our people can better manage their mental and physical energy.
4 ways to boost your workday
We have learned through our experience with the coronavirus pandemic how important it is to ensure that we are able to prioritise wellbeing anywhere we are, not being limited to in-person services.
Want to know how you can boost your wellbeing while working from home? Below you will find several easy tips and ideas that you can integrate into your work from home day to boost your energy:
- Set daylight walking meetings to catch some vitamin D
- Stretch between meetings and get new blood flow
- Step outside for some fresh air
- Snack smart to avoid the afternoon energy slumps
- Build transitions in and out of work, ideally with a dedicated workspace
- Start meetings with an energy booster such as a short breathing exercise
- Take breaks to recharge
- Powernap to improve focus, short term memory and learning
- Take sick days if you’re unwell to rest and recover
- Set boundaries that allow you to have stress free personal time
- Discuss whether cameras should be on or off for meetings
- Set daily focus blocks when you can work without interruptions