Healthcare provider Healix Health has partnered with Champion Health, a health and wellbeing company that provides personalised health and wellbeing plans for businesses.

Through the partnership, Healix Health clients will be able to access Champion Health’s clinically backed and award-winning wellbeing platform, covering areas such as neurodiversity, sleep, mindfulness, financial wellbeing, musculoskeletal pain, workouts, mental health, and parenting.

The news comes as recent ONS figures have shown that the UK lost a record number of working days to sickness in 2022. Recent figures have also shown that those inactive in the labour market due to long-term sickness increased to a record high in the last quarter.

The platform, which is a ‘first of its kind’ solution for employers, acts as a ‘Netflix for Wellbeing’ with an algorithm that assesses an individual’s health needs and personalises this experience, through both relevant wellbeing content and signposting to wellbeing services offered by Healix Health. If employees are answering questions in a concerning way and facing crisis, emergency signposting will also be provided.

The platform also integrates with organisations’ existing wellbeing solutions and NHS services so people can access all their healthcare services on one platform.

Champion Health provides employers with anonymous, aggregated data on employees’ whole wellbeing which is then used to alert the company to issues such as increases in stress or musculoskeletal issues broken down by departments, demographics and locations. This allows organisations to tackle problems ahead of them becoming an absence issue.

Champion Health’s recent research has shown that 76% of professionals are experiencing moderate to high levels of stress – an increase of 13% compared with a year ago. According to the World Health Organisation, this can lead to a range of physical conditions including musculoskeletal pain and sleep problems.

Ian Talbot, CEO of Healix Health, said:

“Supporting employees with their physical and mental wellbeing before it hits crisis point is crucial.

“Unlike reactive corporate healthcare benefits which provide solutions for when people are already unwell, the platform provided through Champion Health will ensure employees have access to the appropriate care before it escalates.

“This is both vital for employers who cannot afford to lose employees to absences, and employees which are facing record NHS waiting lists and are unable to easily access appropriate care.”

Nick McClelland, Chief Growth Officer at Champion Health, added:

“The partnership with Healix provides Champion Health with a well-respected platform to deliver our health and wellbeing services to support Healix Healthcare Trusts and impact more lives.

“People have a wide variety of different health and wellbeing needs; it’s not a one size fits all approach. Champion Health empowers people to better understand how to address their individual healthcare needs through an interactive, data-driven platform.

“We believe that this approach provides a long-term and strategic solution to employers looking to both support their people and drive business performance.”