Champion Health, an outsourced provider of employee wellbeing services, has appointed former Olympic athlete Jack Green as its head of performance.
Green, a former 400m hurdler who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is already an ambassador for mental health charity Mind and has been open about his own mental health issues during his time as an international athlete.
In the new role, the former Olympian will work with new and existing clients to deliver live sessions and develop wellbeing content.
“I am incredibly excited to join Champion Health,” he said in a media statement announcing the appointment. “I have a passion for the relationship between performance and wellbeing and have long understood that the foundation to being the best you can possibly be starts with good wellbeing.”
The appointment comes as Champion Health continues the roll out of its employee wellbeing platform, which is already used by several major employers including the NHS, Rabobank and Benefex.
The platform offers employees a workplace health programme, with the chance to personalise wellbeing plans, build mental resilience, tailor exercise plans, improve sleep quality and build new healthy lifestyle habits.
Research conducted by the platform among its existing users found that 98 percent said they had gained a greater understanding of their mental health while 97 percent said they would recommend the platform to others.
Employees can build a personal profile which shows the progress they have made in different areas and the platform also offers tailored made insights to develop their wellbeing outside of work.