The Playfair Wellness Programme Part II

TL;DR: A year ago, we kickstarted our partnership with Heka, giving Playfair founders access to over 3,000 health experiences to encourage healthy body and mind.

This month marks the 1 year anniversary of our partnership with Heka.

Heka is a health programme offering thousands of benefits across three main pillars: Mental Health, Physical Health, and Lifestyle. It engages over 85% of employees through inspiring, educating and supporting people to boost their health and happiness.

Here are some of the highlights of our journey with Heka so far…

Supporting our founders through Covid-19

The life of a founder is immensely challenging in normal times, let alone during a global pandemic!

It takes a huge amount of emotional resilience to deal with the level of responsibility of running a rapidly growing business, which can take a toll on mental and physical health.

We knew when we found (and invested in) Heka, that it would provide a great space for our founders to focus on their wellbeing. So in January 2020, we decided to give all of our UK-based founders from Funds I & II access to Heka.

Each month, we top up everyone’s Heka account with £50 for them to spend on over 3,000 bookable, health experiences that fit around their hectic start-up lifestyles.

Engaging regularly

When looking for a health programme, we didn’t just want something which was going to tick a box. We wanted something exciting that people would want to engage with regularly.

In 2020 alone, Playfair founders used Heka to order over 180 in-person and on-demand workouts, 49 wellbeing boxes, 57 smoothie packs from Mindful Chef, and 25 subscriptions to the mindfulness app CALM.

Heka’s user-friendly dashboard, the huge variety of experiences on offer, and the personalised aspects, all make engaging with the benefits easy and enjoyable, resulting in higher engagement rates, and healthier, happier founders!

Something for everyone

Heka was created with the understanding that we are all individuals, with different preferences and motivators. From pilates to pools, meditation to massages, smoothies to spas, the platform offers something for everyone.

It’s great to be able to offer our team something which caters to all of their individual health and wellness needs. Since launching, our team has been booking all kinds of experiences including Disco Yoga, personalised vitamins, Crossfit, and fitness apps to name a few!

We know that people are often short of time during the working week. Heka addresses this by allowing its users to access any activity, at any time, anywhere! It provides the perfect wellness solution for employers looking for convenient and engaging ways to empower their team to look after their wellbeing.

Heka has a constant stream of new experiences being added to the platform and encourages employees to recommend any activities, experiences, or products they’d like to see on the platform, meaning there’s always something new to try.

And we look forward to another year of trying new things to maintain a healthy body and mind 🧘

Do your company’s health benefits need kicking up a gear? Get in touch with the team at Heka, they will be more than happy to help: sayhello@hekahappy.com

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