Workplace Health Needs Assessment
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) is a tested tool for organisations of all types and sizes. It uses standardised survey questions to identify the key priority areas of employee health, including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking and alcohol awareness and sleep and stress management. The results can be used to shape the development of a health and wellbeing action plan that employees value and feel is reflective of their needs.
Included as part of the Wellbeing @Work package, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) can support eligible organisations across Leicestershire to implement the WHNA and create a simplified interpretation of data free of charge*.
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?
Employees complete a Workplace Health Needs Assessment via a unique URL supplied by LRS. Questions are asked about physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol consumption, stress and sleep management, and more.
The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Paper copies can be provided if required (useful if staff do not have direct access to a computer).
LRS will complete a full analysis of survey findings and produce a comprehensive report with tailored recommendations to improve for each recognised area of health and wellbeing. The report signposts to both national and local initiatives in place to support workplace health. The report will be returned to the organisation within 4 weeks.
LRS and partners can support an organisation to produce a health and wellbeing strategy and/or action plan that reflects the needs of their employees. Organisations have the option of accessing the Wellbeing @Work Support Package*, which includes a range of health activities and information / advice. The WHNA can be repeated after 12-24 months to demonstrate impact.
"...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 an exclusive opportunity to help shape and improve the future health and wellbeing of your workplace/organisation. For more information or to request a WHNA for your organisation please contact us.