One of the many benefits of working for Roche is our Occupational Health support.
At our site in Welwyn Garden City we provide heavily subsidised screening for cervical/prostate and breast cancers on alternate years and mole scanning for skin cancers annually as part of our voluntary health programme. Seasonal flu vaccination is also provided annually. Health Assessments (cholesterol and blood pressure monitoring); weight and dietary advice; support for stress management and general health advice and support are also provided. And in our dedicated Wellbeing Zone there is a Sleep Pod, massage chairs and Headspace space. Headspace subscriptions which aid mindfulness are available free to all colleagues who are based in Welwyn. There are also a range of chargeable services provided on-site by external therapists, including: physiotherapy, footcare and a range of stress-breaker treatments.
Both of our sites (Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill) have on-site fitness and lifestyle centres run by Nuffield Health (membership required) and offer gyms, a range of classes and a personal trainer programme. General health assessments are available year round. And we provide confidential 'first step' counselling for both work and personal issues for Roche employees, supported by the independent Employee Assistance Programme.
We also run a bi-annual Wellbeing Survey that asks Roche people questions about work and wellbeing. This helps us to better assess the working environment in order to ensure that it is as happy, healthy and productive as possible, identify potential hot spots, and areas of good practice and develop and implement an action plan to address issues and share best practice.
Data from past surveys has helped inform a wide range of actions over the last ten years at site and team level. These include raising awareness of mental health through our Live Well events to help people feel more comfortable talking about stress and mental health at work.