People working in horticulture now have access to a free Health & Wellbeing App and 24/7 Support Helpline. Perennial, the charity helping people in horticulture, has partnered with leading experts Spectrum Life to provide the service as part of its commitment to build better futures for people in horticulture and their families.
Acting on the findings of the Health & Wellbeing Survey 2021*, Perennial is working to encourage people to protect, promote and improve wellbeing. The survey highlighted a need for more awareness around good health and wellbeing with anxiety, stress, isolation, and back and joint pain significantly affecting people in horticulture. 85% of people’s mental wellbeing was poor or below average. 78% experienced aches and pains in the 6 weeks prior to completing the survey.
The app provides access to hours of wellbeing content that will help people in horticulture to improve their fitness, nutrition, sleep and mental wellbeing. While the 24/7 support helpline, also provided by Spectrum Life, offers confidential in the moment support to help deal with work and life pressures more effectively. This support compliments the free Perennial helpline.
To download the free app search ‘Spectrum.Life’ using Google Play or App Store and use the login code ‘well’. For more information on the Wellbeing Service and Support Helpline visit perennial.org.uk/wellbeing.
*The Perennial Health & Wellbeing Survey 2021 was carried out between May and July 2021 and surveyed over 900 people in the horticulture industry.