A new report from employers group Ibec shows that 61% of organisations confirm there is support at senior leadership level for workplace wellbeing.

Ibec's first annual Corporate Wellbeing Barometer also found that 44% of organisations have a dedicated team or individual responsible for wellbeing, but only 31% have a defined wellbeing strategy.

A total of 61% of companies surveyed also do not measure the impact of their wellness programmes, the survey found. 

The survey respondents said they had an average of six workplace wellbeing programmes in place. 

Ibec said that topping the list of wellbeing initiatives are the bike to work scheme (74%), mental health supports (61%), flu vaccinations (47%) and bereavement supports (45%).

Sharon Higgins, Ibec Director of Member Services, said that seeing 61% of organisations prioritise mental health is encouraging. 

Ms Higgins said that while wellbeing is now very much on businesses' agendas, it is evident that many need to be smarter about how they implement wellness programmes and track progress. 

"Breaking down the stigma around mental health issues is still an ongoing challenge in the workplace and it's important that employers create an open culture that highlights the importance of mental health and supports employees who are experiencing wellbeing issues," Sharon Higgins said. 

"The findings also show that the wellbeing scope is expanding and that gender-based health services as well as mental health are immediate priorities. Women's wellbeing, particularly menopause and fertility support, is another area of focus, as is support for carers," she added.