STAFF from a county recruitment firm have received a week of health and wellbeing support.

Workforce Staffing, which has branches in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch, as well as further afield, launched a wellbeing week to help staff who may be struggling with the pressures of their work or family lives.

The wellbeing week covered everything from nutrition and exercise to mental health.

Staff were given advice from experts on healthy meal planning and techniques on how to deal and beat stress and anxiety.

It also saw staff competing to reach 10,000 steps each day through an inter-branch step challenge.

This initiative is the first in the company's 16-year history, heralding the launch of a new health plan programme which Workforce has made available for all employees so they can get access to a range of medical care and specialists.

It also includes access to a 24-hour helpline, therapy treatments and dental care.

Alison Fry from Workforce Staffing said: “The wellbeing of our employees is paramount whether they are at home or at work.

"The launch of our new health plan is a big part of that commitment as it gives people easy access to so much support should they need it.

“It was a really successful week for everyone and the feedback has been tremendous from right across the company.

"The step challenge was also a big hit and brought out everyone’s competitive side.

“We will be doing something similar again next year due to the excellent comments we’ve had and many of the initiatives will be brought into everyday life within each branch.”

Founded in 2003 by brothers Paul and Joe Alekna, Workforce Staffing has grown to employ over 100 people at its seven branches which are in Worcester, Kidderminster, Redditch, Dudley, Rugby, Coventry and Birmingham.

In 2014 the company was placed at number 44 in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and was voted one of the UK’s top employers.