Wellbeing @Work

Welcome to our Wellbeing @Work section, supporting workplaces to improve their health and wellbeing through providing...

  • Workplace Health Needs Assessment - a tested tool to help businesses identify key priority areas of health and wellbeing.
  • Opportunities for workplaces to get involved in competitions and Business Games, as well as training and workshops.
  • Activity Tracker, track your sport and physical activity levels, link to popular tracking apps and create workplace 'challenges'.
  • Exercise, health, and wellbeing 'top tips' to support you to lead a healthy lifestyle in and out of work.

To keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and information around workplace health, employees and employers are encouraged to sign-up to our Wellbeing @Work Newsletter to stay regularly updated with all things workplace health - using the widget to the right.

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Healthy and Active Workplaces: The Business Case

131 million working days are lost to sickness absence every year. UK businesses are currently facing losses of 4.4 days sick leave, per employee, per year costing the UK economy over £9bn. In Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland, organisations are experiencing peaks of 12 days per employee, nearly 3 times the national average.

Employers have a responsibility to protect, support and enhance the health and wellbeing of their staff. Improvements in health will have a direct impact on employee engagement and productivity.

The workplace is one of many priority settings for health promotion, particularly in Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland. It is an ideal place to promote health and wellbeing to a large, captive audience. For most people, 25% of their week is spent at work, and so it is important that employees are positively engaged in healthy practices. Healthy workplaces have a direct impact on communities and society, for the present day and for the future.

Source: Health and Wellbeing at Work: a survey of employees (2014); Labour Force Survey (various years); Steadman et al. (2016); NHS (2012)

Benefits to the Organisation

Benefits to the Employee

Improved staff morale

A safer and healthier work environment

Positive and caring image of the organisation

Reduced stress

Reduced staff turnover

Increased job (and life) satisfaction

Reduced absenteeism and presenteeism

Improved physical, mental, and social health

Increased productivity

Improved sense of well-being

Reduced health care/insurance costs

More likely to develop healthy habits and share with their families – healthy workers of the future

Source: World Health Organisation, Benefits of Workforce Health Promotion



Events & Courses - Workplace Health

Mixed Netball Workplace Competition

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Soar Valley College, Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7GY

£35.00

Inter-workplace competitions are back for the 19-20 season! Businesses and workplaces across Leicester-Shire & Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - Mixed Netball!

Mixed Netball Workplace Competition

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Soar Valley College, Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7GY

£35.00

Inter-workplace competitions are back for the 19-20 season! Businesses and workplaces across Leicester-Shire & Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - Mixed Netball!

Make Your Move with the Leicester Business Festival

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 (09:00 - 17:00)

LE11 3QF

How will you 'Make Your Move' to move a little more this Leicester Business Festival?

Workplace Hockey Competition

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

St Margaret's Pasture Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester, LE1 3EA

£30.00

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) will be running a Workplace Hockey Competition at St Margaret's Pastures in Leicester, in partnership with Leicester Hockey Club.

Wellbeing@Work: For Happy, Healthy & Productive Employees

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 (08:30 - 10:30)

Glenfield Sports Pavillion, off Gynsill Lane, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE7 7AG

With many organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland facing difficulties with absenteeism and employee health and wellbeing, workplace health has become a high priority for many.

Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion Training

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 (09:00 - 12:30)

SportPark at Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

£30.00

The Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion training is designed to provide information and support to those with a remit for workplace health.

Workplace Indoor Cricket Competition

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 (18:00 - 21:00)

Rushey Mead Academy , Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN

Taking place at Rushey Mead Academy and delivered by Leicestershire County Cricket Club, this competition will follow an indoor format of cricket which is designed to enable all players to have fun and develop a sense of the game and of fair play.

Bryany Cornish

Bryany Cornish

Assistant Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564874

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby LSA
    O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    O&W LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard