National workplace health toolkits for employers
Date: 13 Jun 2017
Public Health England and Business in the Community have produced a collection of national workplace health toolkits for employers.
- Mental health toolkit for employees
- Musculoskeletal Toolkit for Employers
- Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative guide for employers provides guidance and advice on how to incorporate suicide prevention into an employer’s workplace health and wellbeing framework.
- Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers offers practical and sensitive guidance for employers to follow in the aftermath of an employee suicide.
One firm Hewitt Associates, who implemented a wellbeing initiative including stress management advice two years ago, beleives the wellbeing programme saves £700,000 a year.
"As a company BT puts the Health and Wellbeing of its employees extremely high on its list of priorities and at the Consumer Sales Call Centre in Truro we’re very pleased that our work in this area has been recognised by a gold award. Initiatives that we’ve spearheaded as a result of our involvement in the scheme have included workshops to encourage healthy eating and stopping smoking as well as promoting the use of our on-site gym. Working towards and achieving the Healthy Workplace Gold Award has been an extremely rewarding process. The assessment process has provided us with a framework to recognise the actions and activities that are already in place as well as to identify areas in which additional activity could take place"- Tracey Camps, BT Consumer Sales Truro.