Good health makes good business

The evidence is clear, a healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Taking small steps to improve the health and wellbeing of your employees makes good business sense.

A happy, healthy workforce has been shown to significantly increase business productivity through improved staff morale; fewer accidents and most importantly a reduction in the amount of time employees take off work sick.

Wakefield Workplace Health and Wellbeing Charter

The Wakefield Workplace Health and Wellbeing Charter has been developed to set out our vision for the creation of healthy and productive workplaces throughout the Wakefield District and to give recognition to workplaces that can demonstrate they are working to develop a sustainable culture of health and wellbeing.

We can offer support with:

  • Workplace health initiatives
  • Developing a healthy workplace culture
  • Enabling staff to be more physically active
  • Staff who want to stop smoking
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Looking after the mental health of your staff

The Wakefield Workplace Wellbeing Charter Mark can be awarded to all public, private and third sector employers based in the Wakefield District.

For further information on Workplace Health Promotion contact: workplacehealth@wakefield.gov.uk.

Further information for employers

As well as the Wakefield Workplace Wellbeing Charter Toolkit, information on workplace health  covering a variety of topics has been produced by a number of different organisations.

General workplace health
  • British Heart Foundation have a list of resources available in several areas
  • One You is a Public Health England initiative help people get back to a healthier lifestyle. This initiative can be shared with your employees.
Physical Activity

Guide to fitness activities in the Wakefield district can be found at

Smoking
Healthy Eating
  • The eatwell award is an award which recognises businesses that promote healthy eating choices. Businesses will receive support for creating healthier menu options.
  • The British Heart Foundation have produced a guide on promoting healthy eating in the workplace.
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Charter. This initiative helps to promote breastfeeding friendly communities, reassuring mothers that they are welcome to feed their babies in public places. The charter has increased workplace support for breastfeeding mothers and has resulted in more breastfeeding friendly premises being developed.
  • The Northern Ireland Health Promotion Agency have produced a guide from employers on healthy eating.
Alcohol

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced a guide to help you deal with alcohol related problems at work.

ACAS guide to Alcohol and drug polices at work

Substance Misuse

Mental Wellbeing
Stress

Contact us

Workplace health

Engagement and Capacity Building
Floor 3
Wakefield One
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 302099