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Health and Wellbeing

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. As an employer you have a duty of care to protect your employees health and wellbeing.

The Growth Hub has some guides and toolkits to help you achieve this.

Mental health toolkit for employers

Mental health is an integral part of how we feel about our jobs, how well we perform and how well we interact with colleagues, customers and clients. With 1 in 6 employees currently experiencing mental health problems, mental health is an essential business concern. There is a strong relationship between levels of staff wellbeing and motivation and performance. Taking a positive, proactive approach to mental health at work can help you grow your staff and your organisation.

Mental health toolkit

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Musculoskeletal health in the workplace a toolkit for employers

Good musculoskeletal (MSK) health is integral to a full working life. It supports us with functional mobility and dexterity, balance and co-ordination, and contributes to muscular strength and endurance; essential to nearly all forms of work. It also enables us to stay physically and mentally fit and reduce the occurrence of other health problems.
Action should be taken at all ages to invest in enhancing education, awareness and opportunities to engage in understanding good MSK health and how to reduce the risks of developing an MSK problem. Employers have a legal duty to provide safe workplaces that do not damage an employee’s health, and a key part of this is considering risk around MSK.

MSK toolkit

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Health and Wellbeing in the workplace

Work can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Healthy and well-motivated employees can have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business.
This booklet helps you to understand the interaction between health and wellbeing and work by focusing on:

Health work and wellbeing ACAS

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Work and Cancer

Cancer affects people emotionally, financially and physically. If you’re an employer you can support staff through training, policy development and resources. In the UK, over 700,000 people of working age are living with cancer. Managers play a fundamental role in supporting employees affected by cancer.

Making small changes to your employee’s working arrangements can make a big difference. It can help them settle back into work successfully.

Your employee’s ability to work may change after a cancer diagnosis. To support them, it’s helpful to understand how treatment may affect them.

Macmillian Cancer support  provides help and guidence for employers to manage cancer in the workplace.

 

Employing disabled people and people with health conditions

This government guidance provides a summary of information for employers to help:

It has links to other resources to enable employers to become more confident when attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people.

Employing disabled people and people with health conditions website