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What is an Employee Wellness Program?

Employer wellness programs are a way to help companies reduce the cost of work-related illnesses and keep employees on their toes. Over 60% of Nigerian suffer from chronic health conditions, but that could all change with an employee wellness program. Employee wellness programs or employee well-being programs refer to a collection of initiatives within an organization to promote healthy lifestyles among employees with the help of guidance of helathcare experts.

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Top Employee Wellness Programs in Nigeria

The recent trend across Nigeria is to focus on employee wellness. The two key dimensions of this are mental health or assistance programs as well as physical activities that can help with chronic diseases, such nutrition counseling for example. Employee wellness programs like fitness programs, smoking cessation programs, Nutrition counseling, etc. are being implemented in Nigeria. Below is a list of some of the top wellness programs run by businesses in Nigeria:

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling is essential to the well-being of employees and has been shown in scientific studies as effective for stress reduction. Employee assistance programs (EAPs), will help you run therapy sessions with their paid professionals who can offer guidance on how much time off would be best suited for employees, according to personal circumstances or business needs such as job responsibilities, location issues etc.. For example if somebody lives far away from work because commuting takes too long every day then this person may need more days than someone else working close enough where taking public transport isn’t necessary.

Physical Therapy

Employees in the Nigeria have a 30% chance of experiencing physical pain. If you’re an unlucky few that has had it happen to, your company might offer Physical Therapy programs where an online physio can be assigned for extra support onsite at work or home-based sessions available too.
Employees who use these services are able take care their problem areas during office breaks and personal timeframes which helps them get back up faster than before with less assistance needed from medical professionals.

Yoga or Fitness Classes

Yoga or fitness classes are a great way for companies in the Nigeria to encourage healthy living. These can be used as an additional tool that addresses physical, mental and social well-being while not being limited only towards those topics specifically. Guided meditations sessions also provide benefits such as managing stress levels which makes them valuable during any workday.

Chronic disease management

In the Nigeria, over 25% of all workforce suffer from some kind or another chronic condition. These conditions are becoming more common as Nigerians live longer and healthier lifestyles; which means they can be managed through positive changes in diet and exercise routine such that employee productivity remains high throughout their working lives.

Women health (PCOS | Fertility)

25 years ago, women in Nigeria made up only 16% of the corporate workforce. Today that number is increasing constantly. As a result many organizations have adopted programs with female specific goals like PCOS & fertility treatment which are offered by some employers today.
It’s great news for Nigerian companies because more than half (48%) feel their organization needs improved support when it comes caring about employee health issues including those affecting females specifically; this includes both physical condition as well emotional stability.

Telemedicine

For employers who want to save money, telemedicine is the way to go. With prices that are more affordable than in-person visits and reliable access at any time day or night, it’s no wonder this form of healthcare has been on an upswing for years now especially in Nigeria.

Tobacco Cessation

Almost half of all employees in Nigeria could benefit from a tobacco cessation or de-addiction program. The adverse impact of smoking is so strong that it impacts both your wallet and well being, which makes it worth pursuing for financial reasons alone – but there are also non-monetary perks like improved productivity.

Weight Management

Achieving an ideal body mass index (BMI) by managing calories helps reduce high blood pressure or diabetes risk factors while also improving cholesterol levels among other positive outcomes are included in weight management program of Nigeria. This makes it easier than ever before for people who are dedicated enough take care their wellness needs so they don’t have issues at home as well away from work- including those without any sick days left.

Meet MantraCare - Best employee wellness provider in Nigeria

MantraCare is comprehensive and affordable, and fits the bill for both large and small businesses.  With our 10+ employee wellness programs, MantraCare is the only corporate wellness benefit program you will ever need:

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Online Therapy

Therapy  improves employee well-being by reducing stress and anxiety, developing more mindfulness, and promoting better sleep

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Physical therapy

Physical therapy programs  alleviate common pains such as back pain or neck, with help of online physical therapist.We provide different corporate exercise programs for your employees

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Weight Loss

Weight Control

Weight management programs specifically focus on helping employees achieve a healthy weight with a healthy body.

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Yoga

Yoga & Fitness classes are a versatile tool that can address physical, mental, and social well-being. Encourage Yoga during the workday.

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Hypertension

Hypertension

Given their significant impact on employee productivity and wellbeing, several companies have started hypertension programs.

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Diabetes

Diabetes Reversal

Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder that can be cured via positive changes in diet and exercise routine. It affect over 25% of all workforce.

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pcos

PCOS

Considering women make up nearly half of corporate workforce, it’s important for employers to focus on women’s health issues.

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Meditation

Meditation

Fitness classes do not necessarily need to be limited to physical fitness.  Guided meditation sessions are great ways to improve well-being.

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Stepathon

Join The Movement For Movement Get Healthier, Happier & More Productive

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MantraCare Employee Wellness Program Benefits

Most of our clients in Nigeria achieved a positive ROI on their employee health investment. We helped them make healthier and happier workplaces, leading to improved employee productivity, improved employee morale, lower absenteeism & higher retention. 

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Felt more equipped to manage stress
IT Company, Nigeria
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FMCG Company, Nigeria
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Saved due to turnover reduction
Hospitality Company, Nigeria

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Employee Deepak Sethi

It was a wonderful experience learning about the sleep posters, physical activities, and many other things by Mantra Care employee Wellness programs that we conducted in the Nigeria office. What made the workshop worth remembering is the productivity that it showed in our employees in the meantime. As per their feedback about the workshop, we could find that the people are happier with their services.

Jules, Senior VP HR

IT Services Company, Nigeria

MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Nigeria

  • Lagos
  • Kano
  • Ibadan
  • Benin City
  • Port Harcourt
  • Jos
  • Ilorin
  • Abuja
  • Kaduna
  • Enugu
  • Zaria
  • Warri
  • Ikorodu
  • Maiduguri
  • Aba
  • Ife
  • Bauchi
  • Akure
  • Abeokuta
  • Oyo

Top EAP providers or Corporate Wellness companies in Nigeria

Nigeria has hundreds of corporate wellness providers. Below is a list of some of the top employee wellness companies in Nigeria:

MantraCare

Offers a comprehensive and affordable program with mental health, smoking cessation, diabetes reversal, physio therapy & more. Their plans start at $20 per employee for companies in Nigeria.

Occupational Medicine Health

As the largest employee assistance program (EAP) provider in Nigeria, EAP Life by OMP supports employees and their families around the world so they can manage, work, health and life challenges.

Eecla

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) EAPs are employee benefits programs designed to assist employees with personal related issues, such as emotional distress, health related issues that could affect their job performance or well-being. It covers all the issues with regards to behaviour of employees that can lead to low productivity.

Chevron

The Chevron Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and WorkLife Services is a free solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges impacting us all.

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Frequently Asked Question's

EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a scheme offered by companies in Nigeria to help workers with personal problems, such as personal or work-related issues. EAP programs typically offer employees free access to assessments and counseling.

EAPs in Nigeria are focused primarily on mental health and stress issues, which are solved using counseling. Employee wellness programs, however, take a broader approach and address mental health, physical health as well as lifestyle issues. 

Several companies in Nigeria have a dedicated member in the HR team who looks after employee assessment and support. Following steps are following in designing a wellness program:

  1. Step 1: Conduct Assessments.
  2. Step 2: Get Management Support. 
  3. Step 3: Build a Wellness Committee.
  4. Step 4: Promote Goals and Objectives.
  5. Step 5: Establish a Budget. 
  6. Step 6: Select Wellness Program Incentives or Rewards. …
  7. Step 8: Communicate the Wellness Plan.

Based on a poll with different companies in Nigeria, large companies (>1000 employees) spend over $200 per employee per month on employee wellness and health benefits. Smaller companies in Nigeria, on the other hand, spend around $60 per employee per month. 

The wellbeing of your employees ultimately affects your workplace and business performance. Following are some of the costs that a typical large company in Nigeria may incur due to wellness and health issues (based on Mercer data):

High Turnover: Employee attrition costs 90%–200% of a departing employee’s salary

High Absenteeism: 78% of employees miss work due to mental health concerns

Lost Productivity: Productivity losses linked to absenteeism & turnover cost ~$2,000 per employee.

Comparing this $2,000 loss with the $200 wellness spend per employee, the ROI seems to be great for employers in Nigeria. 

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