how it works
how does techtimeout work?
Digital wellbeing is the newest challenge impacting employee health. What is digital wellbeing? It's the impact that technology has on mental, physical and emotional health.
Technology is a fundamental tool in the modern business but overuse is taking its toll. We're here to help your business empower employees to find balance for better health and productivity.
Creating a health and wellbeing strategy that delivers for all employees can be challenging but we're here to help you benefit from a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.
support digital wellbeing in your business
Technology has opened up new opportunities and it keeps us all connected - it's redefined the way we work.
But can you have too much of a good thing? We believe that technology should enrich our lives and not take over.
In a world of 24/7 connection and endless channels of communication, has your business adapted to support employees to work at their best?
We can help you discover the impact that technology is having on your teams and help you put the right support in place.
how can we help your business?
train your Mental Health First Aiders or nominate digital wellbeing champions
Our digital wellbeing training gives your Mental Health First Aiders (or nominated Digital Wellbeing Champions) the skills to support your teams with their technology use.
Our Aware, Consider and Empower (ACE) model underpins the training to provide a strong awareness of digital wellbeing, why it's important as well as offering proven tools and techniques to consider and recommend for team members within your business.
These tools and techniques help empower employees to set boundaries with clients and colleagues (while aligned with business objectives), work more productively in a world of digital distractions and use technology and social media in an effective way.
Courses are held monthly and include a 1hr 45min interactive webinar with a comprehensive guide and resource pack.
take on the techtimeout10 challenge and become 'techtimeout aware'
For businesses who are raising awareness and starting conversations about the impact of technology. The techtimeout10 challenge is the perfect team-building activity to encourage your teams to question their relationship with technology and evaluate whether they ever enjoy downtime away from their devices.
Regular breaks and screen-free hobbies can have a positive influence on the mental health, productivity and motivation levels of your employees. Previous techtimeout10 challenge participants have reported better sleep, more quality time with family and less headaches after taking on the challenge.
We send you all you need to launch the challenge in your business. After the challenge, we encourage you to share our short survey with your team and discover the impact technology is having on your employees. You can then use this data to enable data driven interventions.
what are people saying
We truly believe in the benefits of techtimeout, but don’t just take our word for it.
“So much of our time both at work and at home is spent on phones and computers, with notifications popping up here, there, and everywhere. Technology has so much power for good, but only if we also know how to step away from it and give our brain and body the chance to both enjoy the power of connection with people, nature, and rest.
At MHFA England®, we are proudly paving the way for positive mental health in the workplace, and as part of our approach to wellbeing we will be partnering with techtimeout to host this year's digital wellbeing day ‘techtimeout tuesday’ on 28 November to encourage improvements in our digital habits, and we'll be encouraging our network of Mental Health First Aiders to get involved too."
CEO, Mental Health First Aid England
"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
"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
are you ready for techtimeout?
It doesn't take much research to realise that we could all benefit from a healthier relationship with tech.
If you'd like to find out more about how our digital wellbeing services can benefit your business, we would love to talk to you.