Workplace Health and Wellbeing
A safe, supportive and health promoting workplace is important for maintaining a healthy workforce. The Southern Trust is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff. We have also included below information on other organisations in our Trust area that can support the development of workplace health programmes.
For further information contact:
Nina Daly, Health Improvement Specialist: Workplace Health, Promoting Wellbeing Division firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 028 3756 4488.
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Support for Trust staff
The Southern Trust’s three year Staff Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2021 outlines the Trust’s commitment and plans to improving staff health and wellbeing. The strategy aims to achieve & maintain a healthy workforce by providing a safe, supportive and health promoting workplace, through:
- Better physical & psychological health
- Better work
- Better relationships
- Specialist support
A new, user friendly website can now be accessed (from work or at home) by all Trust staff at www.u-matter.org.uk
Support for workplaces in the Southern area
The Promoting Wellbeing Team has compiled the information below to assist external organisations that require support in developing workplace health programmes within their organisations.
Health Matters (Workplace Health and Wellbeing Support Service in partnership with the Public Health Agency) offer support to assess the health and wellbeing needs of employees, develop and implement an action plan, and evaluate the impact on staff health and wellbeing. Health Champion training is also provided to support workplace teams to maintain momentum and sustain a focus on workplace health.
To view the Health Matters at Work initiative brochure CLICK HERE
Health Matters (Health and Safety) Ltd
11 Monaghan Court
Newry, BT35 6BH
Tel: Newry: 028 3025 6482 | Belfast: 028 9002 0044 | Dublin: (00353) 18625092
Public Health Agency (PHA)
PHA is encouraging business and organisations to adopt a holistic workplace health approach which involves assessing and addressing the health and wellbeing needs of employees.
Health and Wellbeing At Work
Launched in 2016 this tool from the Public Health Agency aims to help employers identify the health and wellbeing needs of their employees. Employers keen to develop a healthy workplace programme can use the questionnaire to collect the view of staff on a range of issues in a private and confidential way (free of charge).
When each staff member has filled in the questionnaire their views will be added to those of their colleagues. Feedback to the employer is in the form of report with group based responses rather than from individuals.
To view the Public Health Agency’s ‘Health and Wellbeing at Work: A Resource Guide’ CLICK HERE.
Business In The Community
Business in the Community is a business led charity offering advice and support to their members to improve performance and create a sustainable future for people and planet. The Workwell Model ‘highlights the need for collaboration. It’s the employer’s job to create an environment where employees can make healthy lifestyle choices, but employees must take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing’. (Professor Cary Cooper CBE).
The campaign aims to:
- Support employers to make the case for wellbeing at work
- Embed wellbeing into the organisation using the Workwell Model
- Tackle the stigma of mental health
Action Cancer has a number of healthy lifestyle programmes and services for employees as part of workplace health or their community based services. The programmes currently on offer include:
- Action Man 12 week health programme
- Pop up health clinics (for male and female employees
- Big Bus (breast screening and MOT checks)
- Cancer Awareness TALKS
- Why Weigh Programme
Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke
A range of Health and Lifestyle Assessments are available for workplaces including:
- Health and Lifestyle Assessment
- Cardiac Risk Factor Assessment
- Cholesterol and Body Composition Assessment
There is a cost for each of these assessments.
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 028 9032 0184
Website: NI Chest Heart and Stroke
Cancer Focus NI - Man Alive
The Man Van mobile screening unit offers free health assessments for men in the Southern Trust area. Health checks include:
- blood pressure
- random blood sugar
- random cholesterol
- body mass index
- body composition
- lifestyle assessment and advice.
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