Health and Wellbeing Clinic Launches New Service


DATE: May 19, 2020
AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker

A Stoke-on-Trent clinic has been awarded European funding to launch a pilot project to help companies support their employees’ health and wellbeing.

Torus Wellbeing Clinic in Shelton has been given a £5,000 grant from Keele University to help develop an Employee Assistance Programme.

The cash will see them team up with Allied Health Consultant Sally Able to deliver three new packages in addition to services they already offer. They include:

  • Worked up and Worried – focusing on positive mental health
  • Feeling Frazzled – focusing on stress relief and resilience
  • Difficult to Digest – supporting those with chronic conditions like irritable bowel syndrome

Individuals will have access to a team and be given a series of sessions tailored to suit their needs to achieve outcomes that are important to them.

The clinic in Cemetery Road, Shelton was set up by  Dr Nicola Brough (PHD) three years ago and already offers a wide range of holistic treatments, classes and services including counselling and psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, nutritional therapy  and craniosacral therapy, colonic hydrotherapy, massage, myofascial release, reflexology, Systematic Kinesiology, Reiki, Yoga, Qi-gong and Meditation In response to the COVID-19 situation some services and classes are available online.

Dr Brough has been practicing complementary medicine for 18 years and is delighted to have secured the funding. She said: “We bid for the grant as we truly believe there’s a gap in the market around staff wellbeing. Many Employee Assistance Programmes focus on physical health with some on mental health but what they don’t always do is offer services that support the link between the two. There is also a need to illuminate the fact that good health is essential for wellbeing Wellbeing is when someone is feeling good and functioning well.  People or employees who function well are more likely to be happier and more content and as a result perform better in their job. This can equate to improved productivity, company loyalty, and good attendance and better relationships in the workplace. Our new services are designed to help support that.

The Mum of two from Clayton added: “In fact a recent study identified that more than half of employers asked, said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but didn’t feel they had the right training or guidance to do so – we want to help change that and because of the current situation, it’s more important now than ever.”

Sally has worked in healthcare for more than twenty years and is overseeing the research and development of the project. She said: “We will be looking for local businesses who would like to pilot the packages to evaluate the impact of the services and to give us an employees’ perspective. Ideally, we would like to talk to business owners, HR Consultants and Occupational health professionals who would like to be one of the first local companies to try out our packages of care in what is a six-month pilot.”

The Business Bridge* scheme, accessible through Keele University, is open to those SME’s who are looking to grow their business into the healthcare and medical supply chain.

To get involved or find out more please go to , email or call 01782 273314.

AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker
Tamsin is our Managing Director and the founder of LEGS PR. She is a communications and engagement expert with more than 20 years of journalistic and PR experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in newspapers, commercial radio, and regional television where she covered news and sport. Tamsin still freelances as a broadcast journalist as is a lecturer in journalism and sports journalism at Staffordshire University.

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