Health

You’ll find lots of free support, tools and resources for your mental and physical health here

…from our Colleague Advice Line to menopause guidance, quick and easy access to healthcare through Help@hand to buying or selling holiday entitlement.

Keeping Fit

Being active and moving more to help you maintain your physical health doesn’t have to be expensive.

From gym membership deals and discounts on exercise equipment to free digital fitness classes.

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Use our personalised wellbeing website and app to help you set, track and achieve your wellbeing goals. From getting fitter or losing weight, to reducing stress and sleeping better, this free resource has a wide range of content to help – from mediation and mindfulness to calorie tracking and nutritional recipes to digital gym sessions. 

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Looking After Your Body

From top to toe, we’ve got benefits and resources to help you keep your body in tip-top condition.

Looking after your health, both at work and at home, is important to us, which is why eligible colleagues can take advantage of free flu jabs.

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Eyesight is so important to everything we do as people, so we support colleagues in maintaining their eye health with free eye tests.

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Help@hand is a completely confidential digital health service giving you access to four health services via one easy-to-use app: 

  1. Book and access unlimited virtual appointments with a UK GP any time, day or night 
  2. Unlimited mental health support  
  3. Eight virtual physiotherapy sessions a year 
  4. Two medical second opinion consultations a year 

 

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Colleagues have the opportunity to join the Unum Dental Plan once a year in June/July.  This is an annual policy allowing you to claim back some or all of the cost of essential dental treatment up to the policy limits.

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Support With Life’s Moments

Life can throw all sorts of challenges at us and sometimes we need help to deal with those. From bereavement support to video consultations, counselling with professionals to our Colleague Advice Line, we’ve got resources to help and support you and your family.

Losing someone close to us, such as a family member, friend or colleague is something that happens to us all at some point.

Support, guidance and tools are available to help when you’re experiencing bereavement and grief.

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Cancer affects many lives. If you or your family are affected by cancer, as an Anchor colleague you can access a free support and guidance service called Cancer Assist.

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We may work for an organisation providing care and housing for later life, but how many of us know what we’d do or where to find information if we needed to arrange later life services for our very own loved ones?

Care Concierge is a confidential telephone guidance service you can access for free, to speak directly to a care expert about later life care needs and services.

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A free and confidential service. You can speak to an advisor 24/7 by telephone on 0800 316 9337 or WhatsApp and SMS; or access a range of materials and e-learning on the web or from the handy app.

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Most people will experience stress, depression or other mental health concerns at some point in their lives. That’s why we provide resources to support you with those challenges.

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Around 13 million of the female population in the UK are currently peri or menopausal. So when you also consider eight in every ten colleagues are female, the menopause is something many of us will either experience or encounter here at Anchor, not just in our personal lives.

We’ve pulled together helpful resources to support you – whether you’re going through it yourself, or work with or line manage someone going through the menopause.

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Your Wellbeing

Taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. Whether you need help sleeping, would benefit from counselling or extra annual leave, we’ve got resources and benefits to help you take care of you.

Use our personalised wellbeing website and app to help you set, track and achieve your wellbeing goals. From getting fitter or losing weight, to reducing stress and sleeping better, this free resource has a wide range of content to help – from mediation and mindfulness to calorie tracking and digital gym sessions. 

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Everyone’s different when it comes to holidays – some like  more time-off while others prefer less.

That’s why we we open a window each spring for colleagues on the Anchor payroll system to buy or sell up to five days of their annual leave (pro rata if part time).  

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