The Health Promotion Agenda
Although not exclusively, the profile has notably been raised through the Black Report and the Boorman Review (link below) which reinforces the benefits of a healthy workforce, and how occupational health can support business output.
Working Well have seen an increase in clients’ interest in services such as onsite health awareness events, where the unit has promoted healthy lifestyles through offering health advice and signposting on various topics. Jackie Chapman, Working Well’s Clinical Services Manager said “Workforce health appears to be increasingly popular on Executive’s radar. Employees feel valued by their employer when they are investing in their personal health and wellbeing and this improves morale. As we know high morale means high productivity, and this gives employers a return on their investment”.
Working Well continues to consider new opportunities which will complement its current range of services and now offers onsite cholesterol checks, weight, diet, smoking cessation and mental health advice along with a range of other services to improve physical and mental health at work. To show its belief in the benefits of the model, Working Well has developed an exclusive role within their unit dedicated to the re-energised Health and Wellbeing agenda.
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