we enable healthier relationships with technology

workplace programmes, tools and resources to support mental health, productivity and focusing power.

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techtimeout

why it's time to techtimeout

the science

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too much tech negatively impacts wellbeing, productivity and focus

Our Mission

OUR MISSION

enabling you, your family and your workplace to have a healthier relationship with tech

Let’s get one thing straight here... we aren’t anti-tech. We love the ways that tech can connect us, inspire us and push us forward. But, we also know that you can have too much of a good thing, and people are becoming more and more addicted to tech. This can have a negative impact on productivity, mental health, and relationships.

Our workplace programmes, tools and resources help workplaces and individuals to create a healthy relationship with tech.

Productivity

increase productivity

well-being

improve wellbeing

Relationship with tech

have a healthier relationship with tech

OUR SERVICES

how it works...

We are more connected than ever.
Being connected 24/7 isn't healthy.
We're addicted.
We can help.

Workplaces

workplace programmes

boost productivity, employee wellbeing and improve your relationship with tech in your workplace with a techtimeout programme.

For employers

Productivity

productivity & wellbeing tools

use our tried and tested productivity and wellbeing tools to take a techtimeout to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Coming Soon

working from home

working from home

training tips and resources to help you maximise productivity and find work/life balance away from your screens.

For individuals

TESTIMONIALS

what are people saying

We truly believe in the benefits of techtimeout, but don’t just take our word for it.

Andy Lawrence

"The concept of being addicted to technology isn't something I'd particularly thought about previously. We all use tech in the office and we have innovated utilising technology across the business which has pushed us ahead of the curve for years. However techtimeout has given us a new appreciation of some of the negative impacts of technologies and how we can adapt our practices to be more mindful of these adverse effects."

Andy Lawrence

Managing Director, National Hometyre Group

Lisa Williams


"This is an incredibly important and needed service. Businesses need to prepare now for the adverse impact of the digital overload their employees have been and will continue to experience.

The guidance that techtimeout provides makes it easy for businesses to put the right support in place for employees."

Lisa Williams BSc (hons) and DClinPsy

Lead Clinical Psychologist, The Autism Service

Amy Bould

"We’re in the PR & communications business. In today’s digital world that means we inevitably spend a lot of time on tech. The health and well-being of our team is paramount. They know they can take a break, go for a walk, take time out any time of the day but we know all companies aren’t like us. That’s why techtimeout is such a fantastic initiative – by encouraging leaders to engage with staff on the issue of mental health and wellness it has put the issue on the national business agenda."

Amy Bould

Be Bold Media

Helen Rawnsey

"It's very easy for the act of making time away from the screen to slip down the priority list, so the techtimeout campaign came at a great time in a year where the divide between work and home life has got increasingly blurry. It was great to intentionally get out for a walk at lunchtime and leave my phone at home, and I noticed how much more recharged I felt for the rest of the day. This is definitely something that I would like to keep up!"

Helen Rawnsey

Birmingham St Marys Hospice

Kerry Mitchell

"Working from home can be all tech consuming, with having no colleagues to chat to in the break out area I feel I have been taking my phone to my kitchen to tweet, or send a quick message.

techtimeout enabled me to be more disciplined and encouraged me to step away from everything tech-related. I felt more refreshed for having a break. A really good self-care tool I will be applying to my working day! "

Kerry Mitchell

Wellbeing Manager, Paycare

Chris Howey

"In a world where a phone, tablet, computer, games consoles and all the other screens we see daily are prolific, it’s important to step back and appreciate that they're only machines. The initiative by techtimeout was an important idea to me to ensure I help my daughter grow up with a healthy relationship with technology, not just being glued to the thing like I find myself far too often."

Chris Howey

Tantec

Cllr. Graham Breeze

"The majority of our employees are being forced to work remotely due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and are more reliant than ever on using technology to stay in touch. Their wellbeing is of great concern to us. We encouraged our staff to take 10 minutes away from their laptops, to go for a lunchtime walk, or a walk before or after work as part of techtimeout tuesday."

Cllr. Graham Breeze

Powys County Council

J&PR

"The techtimeout10 challenge made a huge difference to the team. We all made the effort to turn off and go outside or do something we loved, and we shared what we were doing with each other - everyone had smiles on their faces and it was great for me as a manager to know that my staff were taking some time out for themselves and stepping away from their screens"

Rhea Alton

Managing Director, J&PR

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