Health at Work

Health at Work - a Win Win for all concerned

Encouraging Health at Work should be a Win Win for all concerned - employers, employees, government, the NHS and the nation's health. That's why we're encouraging employers to take health at work seriously.

The Business Case

Health at Work initiatives can:

  • Reduce sickness absence and presenteeism when unwell
  • Lower staff turnover
  • Increase productivity
  • Strengthen staff engagement

Find out more about the Business Case.

Managing the major health risks as an employer

Major health risks currently include:

  • Stress and mental health problems
  • Musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs)
  • Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs
  • Women's health issues
  • Men's health issues

Find out what the major health risks are and how to manage them.

Where are you starting from?

Our checklist will help you see, as an employer, where you're starting from when it comes to health at work, for example when it comes to:

  • Health policy and practice
  • The working environment
  • Employee involvement
  • Risk assessment
  • Practical action
  • Measuring success

 Find out more about Where are you starting from.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I start a Health at Work programme?
  • How much will it cost to start a Health at Work initiative?
  • How can I ensure my employees are engaged and take part?
  • How can I measure the success of the programme?
  • What are the benefits of starting a health/wellness programme for my business?
  • What are our responsibilities as an employer?
  • Who is best placed to manage Health at Work schemes

 Find our answers to these Frequently Asked Questions

Resources available to you

  • Accrediting bodies for Health and Wellbeing at work
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Health Charities with physical or mental health at work expertise
  • Sector specific support

Find out more about the Resources available to you.

You may also find our Employers Guide to Health at Work useful.