Launching a new facility to help our people Live the Exceptional with Soul.
A brand new facility to support the wellbeing of colleagues at Castle Bromwich opened it’s doors for the first time last week, with the launch of the new Centre for Wellbeing.
In a ceremony attended by Castle Bromwich senior leaders and representatives from Health Partners and the TU, Plant Operations Director Curtis Hilton cut the ribbon to declare the new facility officially open.
Curtis said: “The Centre for Wellbeing is as a one-stop-shop for wellbeing, bringing together experts in Mind, Body, and Life to deliver group and individual programmes covering the full breadth of our wellbeing strategy. Not simply focusing on cure but also prevention as we aspire for the service to be engaging, fun, and promote a sense of community.”
Located in R-Block (in the former Education Centre), the facility includes modern Technogym cardio and strength machines and will be run by Heath Partners Physiologists Hazel Wilks and Tom Kirk, supported by Front of House Executive Gerrie Ritchie.
Curtis added: “We want our teams to be able to Live the Exceptional with Soul every day, and in order to do that we need to take care of our physical and mental wellbeing. This is a great facility and the investment that has gone into creating the Centre for Wellbeing demonstrates the commitment that Jaguar Land Rover has in looking after the wellbeing of its people.”
The Centre for Wellbeing has launched at Castle Bromwich with two initial programmes with more, including self-enrolment, coming soon:
- Functional Restoration Programme (FRP): Work based progressive exercise programme aimed at improving the physical fitness of an employee; and
- Body Ready: Improve aspects of wellbeing including weight management, depression/low mood and fatigue.
Both these programmes require an Occupational Health (OH) referral and employees are automatically enrolled in these programmes if they meet the criteria. A new booking system that will allow for self-enrolment (not needing an OH referral) will go live in a few months’ time, and the team are busy creating self-enrolment programmes to launch at the beginning of the New Year. Although the number of available programmes will be small to start with, the suite of options for CB employees will grow and continually be updated as the centre matures.