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Simon visits Hinkley Point 11.04.19

Had a great day yesterday, it was the second day of fact finding about work based health and safety behaviours. Europe’s biggest construction site has seen an enormous investment of time, money and effort, ploughed into the common goal of worker health, safety and wellbeing. It’s obvious to see how this is a top priority for all. Whenever different organisations work together there is always the added challenge of understanding and coordinating different  cultures and behaviours. Whether you are working on an enormous scale such as Hinkley point or perhaps joint projects on a much smaller scale, thinking about how you can understand and integrate different cultures and behaviours is vital.

Dorset business volunteering opportunity supports employee health and wellbeing

Not satisfied with just providing mental health and employee wellbeing training Ouch Training Team are now actively seeking to encourage and facilitate opportunities for employee wellbeing. After running our recent health and wellbeing event at Blandford Brewery we spotted an opportunity to encourage a spot of community volunteering. On a recent Mental Health first aid course one of our clients “Composite profiles” expressed a desire to improve employee wellbeing through the shared experience of community project volunteering. On the same course were members of Dorset wildlife trust. One organisation was looking for volunteers whilst another was looking for a community project in need of help. Ouch facilitated this connection by liaising between the two organisations and documenting their shared experiences through video. Getting your team to work together for a good cause is a great way to improve employee wellbeing and that is exactly what happened on 28 March 2019 at Lorton Meadows in Weymouth. Well done to Composite Profiles and Dorset Wildlife Trust, a fantastic example of what can be done when the people of Dorset work together.

Dorset Chamber Partners Dinner 03.04.19

On Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Simon and Su attended the Dorset Chamber of Commerce Partners Dinner held at the The Italian Villa. 

What a fantastic evening! Tony Beales treated us to the most delicious menu. He called it Tony’s 25 mile menu and all the ingredients were sourced within a 25 mile radius. Absolutely delicious, I had the vegetarian option and Simon had the Duo of Dorchester lamb. Thank you Tony for delighting our taste buds!

The event was well attended and it was great to catch up with everyone and meet some new faces. Thank you to the team at the Dorset Chamber for organising such a great evening.

Dorset Chamber Lunch - Captains Club 10.04.19

Ouch attended the Dorset Chamber lunch at the Captains Club in Christchurch on the 10 April. The sun was shining and the event was buzzing with 10 tables full of Dorset networkers. It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet some new contacts.

Health & Wellbeing Event 01.03.19

Following on from the Dorset Business awards in 2018 where Ouch Training and our friends BWT Physio sponsored the Employee health and wellbeing award we decided we needed an event to share with others all the amazing things Dorset businesses are doing to support their teams wellbeing.

With the support of Anne Warner from the Dorset Chamber and with sponsorship from Hall and Woodhouse, together we organised a really positive morning of wellbeing on the 1 March 2019. The event was held at the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery site in Blandford. Liz Willingham President of the Dorset Chamber opened the event with Anthony Woodhouse. Simon Cassin, our Director talked about the benefits of the Middaymile. All of the Ouch team do this every day, whatever the weather with our four office dogs! We love it!

Other speakers included Gary from Blue Sky financial, Georgina from The West Hants club, Debbie from BWT Physio and Lucy from Organix, who won the Dorset Business Award.

There was also time to walk around and have a health check from Live Well Dorset, get your office furniture sorted from Osmond Ergonomics and have a go at hooping with Kim and even try yoga! We also had the fantastic team from Dorset Wildlife Trust, Hannah from Purple HR, Wessex water, Bournemouth and Poole college and Livability there to talk to the guests about all the aspects of wellbeing.

Thank you to everyone for making this morning such a big success and helping us to promote health and wellbeing in Dorset.

Keep a look out on our website as we are already talking with The Dorset Chamber about our next event!