Costs of Ill Health
In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion. (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008).
“Public Health England South West is delighted to showcase the workplace wellbeing case studies from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly as exemplars of good practice in support of the: ‘Mental health toolkit for employers’, ‘Musculoskeletal health in the workplace’, ‘Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers’ and ‘Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers’. Cornwall and Isle of Scilly has a long track record of leading the way in supporting local employers develop approaches that create healthy workplaces which meet the quality mark standards required to receive the prestigious ‘health and wellbeing in the workplace’ award.”
Professor Kevin Elliston, Deputy Director Health & Wellbeing South West