Workplace Health Needs Assessment
For happy, healthy, and engaged employees
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.
However, it can be hard to understand where to prioritise investment in staff health and wellbeing, especially when moving above and beyond basic health and safety requirements.
This is where the Workplace Health Needs Assessment (WHNA) can help.
What is a 'Workplace Health Needs Assessment'?
The Workplace Health Needs Assessment (WHNA), developed by Public Health England and Healthy Working Futures (2017), is a tested tool for organisations of all types and sizes. It provides practical advice on Workplace Health and standardised survey questions to identify the key priority health areas including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking and alcohol awareness and sleep and stress management.
Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have designed and developed the Wellbeing@Work package which eligible organisations across Leicestershire can access free of charge* to support the implementation of WHNA to identify their areas of health and wellbeing concern and to create a simplified interpretation of data.
The Workplace Health Needs Assessment is sourced from Public Health England & Healthy Working Futures (2017) 'Workplace Health Needs Assessment'.
*Due to funding, the WHNA is free for most Leicestershire-based organisations, with a charge for Leicester City, Oadby and Wigston, and Rutland-based organisations. Please enquire below for more information.
How does the Workplace Health Needs Assessment work?
"...invaluable in shaping the delivery of workplace health programs."
"It is always good to work with an organisation which is at the forefront of health and wellbeing delivery from a strategic and county wide perspective. The LRS team have an abundance of knowledge and ability to be able to provide a strong and dedicated assistance platform to be able to engage with my employees and only look to make improvements in their lifestyle and their health."
"This service has been invaluable in shaping the delivery of our workplace health programme. The support received from LRs was excellent from start to finish, and I would strongly encourage organisations to take part in the process in order to improve the health and wellbeing of employees."
On completion of the Workplace Health Needs Assessment, organisations may wish to implement initiatives to make improvements to the priority areas of health and wellbeing identified within the results.
The services offered are detailed in the document below.
Some services have costs attached. Please enquire using the contact details below for more information.
- Support Package (PDF, 123 Kb)
Register Your Interest Today
This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to help shape and improve the future health and wellbeing of your workplace/organisation. For more information on the Wellbeing @Work package or to request a WHNA for your organisation please use the expression of interest form below or contact us.