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Wellbeing at work - resources for employers

Wellbeing at work

A commitment is needed from senior stakeholders and decision-makers in your organisation to ensure there is enough time and resources to make your health and wellbeing programme a long-term success. Here is a range of resources you can use and also details of services available to support your programme.

A Greater Manchester Working Carer Toolkit for employers

1 in 9 of the workforce across the UK combine caring for a loved one with paid work and in Greater Manchester this equates to around 142,000 employees (ONS Census, 2011).

This Greater Manchester toolkit highlights why it makes good sense to introduce policies and practices to support carers who work within your organisation to maintain that balance, supporting both their wellbeing, and your business.

You can view the print of interactive version of the toolkit in the Downloads section of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership website.

Presentation for you to adapt

Building the Business Case for a Healthy Workplace (1.4MB pdf) adapt the messages in this presentation to the needs of your organisation.

Evidence base to support your investment

Healthy workplaces – key documents (169kb pdf) contains several key documents to support the case for investing in employee wellbeing.

Employee wellbeing survey to understand your employees

The employee survey template (401kb pdf) can used as the basis for your questionnaire and is a perfect starting point for your health and wellbeing programme. Understand your employees so that any resources can be optimised. We suggest you create a questionnaire of no more than 10-15 questions, concentrating on the areas you're most interested in, to capture the current health behaviours of your organisation.

Alternatively, encourage employees to use Five Ways to Well being to measure their wellbeing, which they can re-assess in 6-12 months to monitor any changes.

Health and wellbeing dashboard

A health and wellbeing dashboard (474kb pdf) is a great way to showcase employee health information, evaluate the success of health programmes and demonstrate change to stakeholders. Make sure you include all health-related measures that have the potential to change as a result of improvements in employee wellbeing:

Policy templates for you to use or adapt

The following policy templates have been developed to support employers to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Adapt them to the demographics and culture of your organisation:

Calendar of health campaigns

The health calendar 2019 (187kb pdf) can be used to support any health programmes you want to implement throughout the year. Many of the event websites in this calendar provide educational materials and ideas for you to communicate throughout your organisation.

Healthy workplace events

Healthy workplace events poster (593kb pdf) to promote events at your workplace.

Support for Rochdale borough businesses

Healthy workplace service provision (192kb pdf) contains details of the support available for your workplace health and wellbeing programme.

Business case studies from other local organisations

Business case studies (90kb pdf) if you want to understand how improving employee wellbeing can work for your organisation, read the case studies from other local organisations.