Sandwell workplace wellbeing

How healthy is your workforce? Supporting your employees to keep physically and mentally well is one of the best things you can do for them, and for your business. Your people will be more productive and engaged. Your business is likely to have a lower turnover of staff and fewer days taken off sick – which of course saves time, money and lots of worry.

We’ve rounded up several ways in which you can look after the wellbeing of yourself and your employees.

Thrive at Work

Thrive-at-work-logo smallThrive at Work is a commitment with criteria and guidelines on creating a workplace that promotes employee health and wellbeing, focusing on key enablers such as health & safety, manager training, and so on. It focuses on various health areas such as mental, musculoskeletal and physical health, and promotes healthy lifestyles.

To support each business’ implementation of the commitment and encourage uptake by employees, Thrive at Work offers a toolkit of available local and national resources, policies and services. The toolkit makes it clearer and easier for each business to raise awareness and take action to improve employee health and wellbeing.

wmca2West Midlands Combined Authority is offering businesses the chance to be one of 148 organisations to join a pioneering trial of Thrive at Work. Your business may have the opportunity to receive a financial investment to support your implementation of the Thrive at Work commitment.

You can download all of the information and paperwork to help you get involved here:
A5 booklet
Detailed info for SMEs
SME invitation letter
SME reply form

Free NHS Health Checks within your workplace

Mytime Active provides a wide range of workplace wellbeing initiatives including workshops, bespoke interventions and individual employee health assessments. Its services are low cost, highly convenient and can be carried out in any workplace. Its team is highly qualified, and the organisation is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Mytime Active can tailor the delivery of sessions to a workplace’s specific requirements. There are no pre-requisites or eligibility criteria, and as some of its interventions are classed as capital allowance as part of capital expenditure, as an employer, you can offset the cost of these against tax.

For further information, please contact the team at

You can read more about the programme at

Or learn more on Mytime Active’s Facebook page.

Health Assessments for younger employees within your workplace

TP Logo_OriginalFor employees aged 18 to 39 years living or working in Sandwell (or registered with a GP in the borough) Team Prevent provides free comprehensive Health Assessments.

The Health Assessments includes height, weight and body mass index (BMI) checks; waist and hip measurements; a blood pressure reading and an assessment of other health indicators such as dietary intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.

Team Prevent can provide advice to your employees on how they can reduce their health risks and enjoy better life satisfaction.

Each Health Assessment takes around 20 minutes and can be carried out in a small room within your place of work.

For Health Assessment bookings, contact Tanya Bennett via

Select Lifestyles

Oldbury-based Select Lifestyles specialises in looking after adults with learning disabilities and associated conditions. It also offers a mental health wellbeing in the workplace course. To find out more visit its website

Healthy Sandwell

Sandwell Council has helpfully rounded up details of a wealth of free support available to make people’s lives happier and healthier. From smoking cessation to healthier eating, you’ll find lots of information via the Healthy Sandwell page.

Keep fit and enjoy Sandwell

The main Sandwell Council website gives a list of leisure centres, places to swim and parks, as well as details about accessible facilities. You can see the information here.

And of course simply getting out and about is important for your mental and physical wellbeing, so we also recommend the Discover SandDiscover Sandwell colour Vertical_no straplinewell website for suggestions of places to explore, events to attend and culture to enjoy right here in Sandwell.

Page last reviewed in January 2020.