Most of us spend more time at work than in any other activity so it is important to use workplace health as a focus for overall good health and wellbeing. The Healthy Workplace initiative aims to protect employees in the workplace and provide opportunities for people to improve themselves.
These initiatives can help employees to reduce and manage stress at work and to understand how colleagues with long term conditions, mental health problems and those recovering from serious illnesses, can be supported at work.
Employers have a duty to make sure that health and safety regulations are met, and that arrangements are in place for occupational health. Many employers provide incentive schemes to help employees to take up active methods of commuting and participating in exercise programmes. They also make sure that the food available in the workplace is healthy.
We work with other public sector partners on workplace health and are working towards adopting the Workplace Wellbeing Charter - a statement of intent, showing an organisation's commitment to the health of its staff – and will be supporting employers across Wiltshire to adopt the charter.
Further information on how to improve your health at work is available at the NHS website.
Last updated: 22 September 2013