Nottinghamshire Wellbeing @ Work

April 8, 2016 8:09 am

Nottinghamshire Wellbeing @ Work is a FREE programme which aims to support local businesses to promote and enable health and wellbeing opportunities within workplace settings.  The scheme is flexible to suit all organisations and comprises of 5 attainment levels incorporating the following themed areas:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Participation in sport and physical activity
  • Mental health
  • Substance Use/Misuse – drugs, alcohol, smoking
  • Protecting health – cancer, domestic abuse, sexual health
  • Health and Safety in the workplace

 

Why get involved?

Benefits for employers:

  • Potential economic return on investment for a business that invests in workplace health initiatives is £4.17 for every £1 spent.
  • An employer who actively promotes wellbeing in the workplace is eight times more likely to have employees fully engaged in their work.
  • Promoting good health at work can see a 25 to 40% reduction in absenteeism.
  • Take advantage of health, sport and physical activity opportunities available to access in the Nottinghamshire area including discounted membership options at our Everyone Active Leisure Centre’s.

Benefits for employees:

  • Employees who take part in workplace health initiatives generally
    become more active, more fit and less stressed.
  • Workplace health initiatives can boost employee morale and
    increase job satisfaction.
  • Being engaged in a workplace

For more information or to get involved contact Dianne Holmes, Community Wellbeing Officer – Health Improvement, Ashfield District Council on 01623 457233 or email d.c.holmes@ashfield-dc.gov.uk

As part of this year’s Active Ashfield Games Ashfield District Council are encouraging workplaces to get involved in a free It’s a knock out competition which will take place in June. This event has proven to be very popular in the past and is a great team building activity for workplaces to get involved in. Please see the leaflet for more details.

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