Sandwell workplace wellbeing

Supporting your employees to keep physically and mentally well is one of the best things you can do for them. It’s good for your business too. Everyone 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 worry.

Here are some resources for nurturing a healthy workforce. Please see also our mental health and wellbeing page in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thrive at Work

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Thrive 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.

You can sign up for the Thrive at Work programme through the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Health Assessments for younger employees within your workplace

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For 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 tanya.bennett@teamprevent.co.uk.

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 http://www.selectlifestyles.co.uk/.

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.

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

Page last reviewed in September 2020 and is currently under review.

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