Aurora Wellness Story

Enabling good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace for all.

Who we are & Why we do this.

We champion employee wellbeing and change the way people think about mental health in the workplace.

Aurora Wellness was founded by management training consultant Ngozi Weller and her cousin, psychologist and stress management coach Obehi Alofoje, to fight back against the modern epidemic of common mental health disorders.

With a combined experience of over 25 years in business management and helping people overcome mental health issues, we are uniquely placed to understand and meet your employees’ wellbeing needs.

Good health is good business.
Paul Drechsler, Chairman/CEO [Wates Group Limited]

Meet the Team

At Aurora, we are passionate about people and committed to seeing them thrive. Together we can find the most effective wellbeing tools for your organisation and help your employees reach their full potential.

Ngozi Weller

Director

Ngozi Weller is a qualified management training consultant and mental health first aider who equips HR and people managers with the tools to improve employee wellbeing in the Workplace. Having worked for over 15 years as a manager in Oil & Gas, Ngozi has experienced first-hand how challenging the corporate world can be, especially for those also juggling family commitments. She overcame her own battle with depression and anxiety and founded Aurora Wellness with her psychologist business partner to ensure that others have ready access to the type of workplace mental health support and awareness that was lacking in her time of need. When she’s not doling out advice, she can be found sitting mute on the sofa watching tv with her husband or refereeing fights between her two kids. She is a skilled writer and has her own blog as well as having featured in guest blogs and magazines.

Obehi Alofoje

Director

Obehi Alofoje is a qualified psychologist and stress management coach who works with high-achieving millennials who struggle with workplace productivity. She has worked with over 600 clients to help them overcome self-sabotaging and unhelpful mindset and behaviours. She teaches simple productivity techniques to get things done, so that they can focus on what matters. Following the trauma of three family bereavements, as well as professional burnout, Obehi uses her psychology and coaching skills in a purposeful way to help clients build the inner resilience that could enable them to ride through any adversity. She believes that everyone has the right to a fulfilling life, where they realise their own potential, work productively and can make a positive contribution to his or her community. She also shares her productivity and work-life balance advice worldwide as a contributor to Psychology Today online.

The Key to Unlocking Their Potential

Established in 2017, Aurora Wellness is a mental health and wellbeing consultancy that delivers a range of personal development coaching programmes designed to strengthen your employees’ mental resilience and improve workplace productivity.

We believe that good mental health and wellbeing is as fundamental to life as good physical health. In order to perform at your best, you need to be at your best. That is why we know that strengthening your employees’ mental resilience is the key to unlocking their full potential.

The Impact of Poor Mental Health

A 2019 report on health and wellbeing in the workplace conducted by the CIPD showed that whilst two-fifths of organisations already have a standalone wellbeing strategy, the majority are reactive rather than proactive in their approach. As a result only 50% believe their organisation is effective at supporting staff with mental ill-health or at actively promoting good mental wellbeing. Is your organisation one of them?

23%

employees rate their wellbeing as poor.

1 in 4

struggle with their overall wellbeing.

32%

under 35 say their mental health is poor.

What you can do

As a manager, you can’t force them to talk to you and even when they do, you cannot make them contact their doctor or a therapist. But if you do nothing then the situation will only worsen. Either your good people will leave because they feel unsupported, or you end up with such significant performance issues that your formerly good employee must now be managed carefully out of your business, taking all their knowledge, expertise and experience with them.

What most companies do when faced with employees struggling with common mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression, is to rely on Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) or encourage them to visit their doctor. But for many, this approach alone is ineffective as it puts the onus on the individual affected to reach out for help that they may not feel willing or able to receive.

We know that communication is the key to developing effective wellbeing strategies. Without having meaningful discussions with your people, you risk relying on solutions that do nothing to address the underlying wellbeing concerns. At Aurora, we equip managers with the skills to make managing mental health in the workplace easy.

Contact us to find out more