Good health makes good business

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Improving the health and wellbeing of employees has many benefits for your business. This includes:

  • increased productivity
  • higher morale
  • fewer accidents
  • reduced sick leave

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. This will 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:

Further information for employers

Information on other workplace health topics has been produced by several 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

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


Healthy Eating

  • Breastfeeding Friendly Charter 
    • this initiative helps to promote breastfeeding friendly communities
    • it aims to reassure mothers that they are welcome to feed their babies in public places
    • the charter has increased workplace support for breastfeeding mothers 
    • this has resulted in more breastfeeding friendly premises being developed
  • The Northern Ireland Health Promotion Agency have produced a guide from employers on healthy eating


Substance Misuse


Mental Wellbeing


Workplace Carers

Further information about supporting carers in the workplace:

Contact Us

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

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