Coronavirus resource spotlight: Virgin Pulse’s wellbeing hub

Here’s a look at a site from health and wellness company Virgin Pulse that provides free resources to help employees manage key areas of wellbeing during the pandemic.

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What it is: Virgin Pulse’s Coronavirus Hub

The health and wellness company’s hub aims to provide COVID-19 guidance and resources while helping employees manage key areas of wellbeing–among them eating healthy, staying active, managing stress, sleeping well and being productive. Virgin Pulse teamed up with fitness, mental resilience, financial wellbeing and nutrition partners Aaptiv, Enrich, meQuilibrium and Monj to provide free access to health and wellbeing programs and resources.

Employers also can make the site available to their employees and integrate it into or link to it from their own COVID-19 portals, the company says. The resource is available on the company’s website and is free for all employers.

Why it’s helpful: The resources range from fun, interactive exercises and games to inspire those struggling with staying active at home to webinars, tip sheets and expert Q&As on being productive, managing stress, sleeping better and staying healthy, says Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne. “Amid this difficult situation, we hope that people can learn to prioritize their wellbeing and build and maintain healthy routines so that they come out of this challenging time mentally and physically stronger, happier and healthier,” he says.

Other insights: Wellbeing is often a key priority for employers, but more so during the coronavirus pandemic. With employees struggling to stay healthy and keep stress levels at bay, tips and tools to help are paramount.

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“Across the world, many people are trapped in their homes without access to the resources and support systems they rely on to stay healthy, whether that be gyms, therapists, nutritionists, financial advisers or family and friends,” Osborne says. “With various stressors converging at one time, mental wellbeing must be front and center. People need tools more than ever to help them build resilience and mental wellbeing.”

For more free benefits resources, check out this list from HRE.

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Kathryn Mayer
Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s former benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver.