Singapore | In the face of mounting concerns for employees working from home, Singapore-based Just Challenge today launched its virtual employee wellness platform – Just Challenge Wellness – created for corporates looking to deliver mental and physical health education and engagement during the Covid19 outbreak.

Housed on a bespoke digital hub, Just Challenge Wellness has been curated by experts across the mental and physical wellbeing sector and includes modules, You Are What You Eat, Keep Moving, Namaste, Sleep Well, Mindfulness At Work, Mental Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness, Mindset & Performance, Sustainable Living and Making A Difference.

Just Challenge is an award-winning agency that has traditionally delivered physical challenges and programmes for corporates, providing their clients with personal journeys centered around physical health, mental wellbeing and giving back to those less fortunate.  Just Challenge’s client portfolio includes many FTSE 100 organisations, including HSBC, Barclays, KPMG and Arsenal Football Club.

Given the sudden shift of a global workforce working from home, corporates are now looking for ways to support & engage their employees, build community and positively increase the wellbeing of their teams.

Dr. Michelle McQuaid, a leader in workplace wellbeing, positive psychology and neuroscience, states: “Given the rapid rise and unpredictable changes Covid19 has created for most workplaces, caring for your peoples’ wellbeing has taken on a new level of complexity. The findings of our most recent research highlights that feelings of struggle and stress are not signs that you are unwell or ‘broken,’ they are signs that something important needs your attention. Provided you have the wellbeing knowledge, tools and support to respond to these signs, struggles don’t have to undermine your wellbeing or performance. In fact, they can enhance your learning and growth.”

Just Challenge, as a small and entrepreneurial Asia-based company, saw a gap in the market, and has, in response created a solution that is educational, insightful and instrumental in supporting those working under stressful and anxious circumstances.

The platform is delivered through video tutorials, podcasts, downloadable guides and a programme of live sessions that can be accessed by each corporates’ employee database. All elements of the Just Challenge Wellness Programme can be done from home, enabling employees to continue to feel part of a collective purpose.

Lucy Bennett-Baggs, CEO of Just Challenge, states: “We had to pivot incredibly quickly in 1Q20 to help find a solution for our large-scale corporate clients who couldn’t partake in our physical challenges and were seeking alternatives for their extensive global workforces. We found the health and wellbeing market to be incredibly cluttered and had to set out a strong directive – how can we help WFH employees stay both mentally and physically fit while living in isolation under difficult circumstances.”

Lucy concludes: “By rolling Just Challenge Wellness across their businesses, our clients can demonstrate they care at a time of heightened stress and anxiety for their workforce. I think it’s more important than ever before to be investing in your people – when the storm does pass, those that have continued to invest in their people and purpose will thrive, and those that haven’t will be left behind.”






About Just Challenge

Just Challenge is an award-winning agency that delivers challenges and programmes for corporates, charities and sports stars. Just Challenge has raised over 2million USD for charities all over the world and provides clients with a personal journey centred around physical health & mental wellbeing.

About Lucy Bennett-Baggs, Founder & CEO, Just Challenge

Lucy Bennett- Baggs formerly worked at HSBC for 7 years in Sponsorship, Marketing and Events. Lucy felt the world of sponsorship and events was changing – brands needed purpose and their people wanted real and meaningful experiences. Sponsorship alone couldn’t fulfil this.

Whilst working at HSBC, Lucy organized two 100 person trekking challenges across the Sahara Desert and the Gobi Desert for HSBC employees, raising over 500,000 USD for charity. Lucy passionately felt more brands could benefit from such experiences. In 2017, Just Challenge was born. Her vision was to create a platform for clients to drive employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, client relationships and develop leaders in a truly unique way.

About Dr. Michelle McQuaid:

Dr. Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, hosts the top-rated weekly podcast Making Positive Psychology Work, and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.