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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  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

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

    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
    Monaghan Street
    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.

    Work Well Live Well

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    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

    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

    Tel: 028 9080 3344
    Visit: Action Cancer website


  • Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke

    NICHS deliver the Work Well Live Well programme in the Southern HSCT area. This is a free workplace health and wellbeing support programme for local workplaces, fully funded by the Public Health Agency. It provides personalised support to improve the wellbeing of your employees. This includes carrying out a health and wellbeing survey and developing a bespoke health action plan for your team, as well as providing Health Champion and Mental Health First Aid training and access to webinars and resources. For more information or to register visit

    NICHS also offer a range of other workplace health services including:

    o   Onsite and online health checks

    o   Health and wellbeing talks and webinars

    o   Stress management programmes

    There is a cost for each of these services.

    Email:   |  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
    • pulse
    • random blood sugar
    • random cholesterol
    • body mass index
    • body composition
    • lifestyle assessment and advice.

    Read this LEAFLET.

    To book the Man Van contact: Sandra Gordon  |  Tel: 028 9066 3281
    Visit: Cancer Focus NI website


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