The welfare of employees has a direct impact on the success of any company. When employees are healthy, they are more likely to perform better, and feel happier and more resilient. There is less risk of illness, injury or depression, and companies are likely to have lower rates of absenteeism and greater productivity. For this reason, workplace wellness programmes are becoming increasingly widespread in both the private and non-private sectors. Often the benefits of such programmes can be substantial and wide-reaching, as employees with improved well-being, social support and job satisfaction contribute to a more informed and health-conscious society.