Workplace Health

Workplace Health logoThe workplace is where many people spend the largest proportion of their time. It can therefore play a key role in contributing to the health of the individuals that work there and, in turn, the health of the whole organisation.

By an employer taking a few simple steps to encourage a healthy and active workplace, the following benefits could easily be achieved:

  • Increased productivity 
  • Improved absenteeism and ability to return to work after illness 
  • Enhanced reputation - Helping to attract and keep employees 
  • Reduced workplace injuries and insurance and compensation claims 
  • Improved work-ability among older employees 
  • Creating a positive corporate image 
  • Reduced industrial injuries 
  • Improved morale and health of the workforce 
  • Improved staff retention 

Only about 35% of men and 25% of women in England are physically active enough to benefit their health, yet a whopping 80% of people think they are active enough!

Physical inactivity has major health consequences – including obesity, coronary heart disease and cancer – and in England it is estimated to cost the wider economy approximately £8.2 billion per year.

But, there’s good news for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly… our Health Promotion Service has put together an exciting award scheme for organisations to get involved in, to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for their workforce and a healthier, happier county!

If you are interested in looking at and improving the health of your workplace or have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Rachel Faulkner at the Health Promotion Service.

Rachel Faulkner

Workplace Health Coordinator
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust 
Health Promotion Service 
Kernow Building, Wilson Way Pool, Redruth TR15 3QE 
Tel: 01209 313419
rachel.faulkner@nhs.net

www.behealthyatwork.org

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