why it's time to techtimeout
too much tech negatively impacts wellbeing, productivity and focus
what is digital wellbeing?
Digital wellbeing is how technology impacts your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
why digital wellbeing in the workplace is important?
Employees spend most of their time on screens. Forward-thinking workplaces are supporting employees with their digital wellbeing to support them to work healthily and productively.
improve health & wellbeing
better focus & communication
reduce overwhelm & burnout
how we help?
We offer digital wellbeing initiatives and accreditation to improve wellbeing and productivity in the workplace and recognise the businesses who are leading the way.
the popular techtimeout10 challenge
a digital wellbeing initiative proven to boost productivity and employee wellbeing
become techtimeout aware
For businesses who are working towards putting the right support in place for employees.
achieve techtimeout accreditation
For businesses ready to showcase that they support and protect the mental health and productivity of employees.
what are people saying
We truly believe in the benefits of techtimeout, but don’t just take our word for it.
"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."
Be Bold Media
"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!"
Birmingham St Marys Hospice
"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! "
Wellbeing Manager, Paycare
"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."
"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
"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"
Managing Director, J&PR