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.

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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

Workplace Indoor Cricket Competition

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

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

£30.00

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.

Christmas Workplace New Age Kurling Competition

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Ellesmere College, 40 Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FD

£20.00

This Christmas-themed New Age Kurling event is the perfect opportunity to get active with your colleagues, try a new sport, and get into the festive spirit!

Bryany Cornish

Bryany Cornish

Assistant Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564874

Partners

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

Partners

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