About the award
Wellbeing@Work is a free award scheme led by the Public Health team at Notts County Council. The scheme is open to all organisations and businesses within the county, no matter how big or small, and it aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the working population in Nottinghamshire by encouraging and maximising health and wellbeing opportunities for employers and their staff.
There are numerous benefits to promoting health in the workplace including:
- Positive effect on cost efficiencies and savings
- Reduced absence through illness
- Promotion of positive corporate image
- Greater effectiveness
- Increased productivity
- Reduced staff turnover
- Reduced recruitment costs
- A happier, more motivate workforce who feel valued.
The scheme has been running in Bassetlaw since 2010, and was the pilot for the current scheme. A range of organisations signed up including Wilkinson's, EDF Energy, Eatons, Solway Foods, North Notts College, Bassetlaw District Council and Bassetlaw CCG to name but a few and the scheme was found to be very successful.
We are now rolling out the scheme to businesses within the Newark and Sherwood District and would encourage local businesses to sign up and recognise the benefits a healthy workforce can bring to your business.
Joining the scheme
The award scheme is free to join and spans five attainment levels; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Maintenance, each having its own criteria to meet.
Organisations wishing to join can progress through the attainment levels to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce.
For further information and to register interest please visit Notts Help Yourself or contact Mel Coton.
Who's signed up
Since the launch of the county scheme in 2014 there have been a total of 16 organisations across Nottinghamshire who have signed up and committed to improve the workplace health and wellbeing of their staff. These organisations include:
- EDF Energy
- Everyone Health
- Ikea Nottingham
- Nottingham University
- Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue
- Nottinghamshire Police
- Southwell Leisure Centre Trust
We joined the scheme in July 2015 and are currently working towards the bronze award. We want to create an environment where staff are encouraged and have the confidence to help and support each other, making the organisation a healthier and more positive place for all.