One of our key areas of work is workplace health and wellbeing.
We have successfully delivered a range of workplace health projects. These include consultation and interventions to the private and public sector, research projects and evaluation of existing programmes of work.
We are excited partner with the Wellbeing People in co-organising the annual Wellbeing Symposium, the only event of its kind that covers wellbeing in the workplace, community and for the individual. For more information and to register visit https://thewellbeingsymposium.com/.
From 2013 to 2014, we partnered with the Community Health Learning Foundation to train ‘health champions’ in 6 Serco Health-run hospitals in England and Scotland, focusing on the three major risk factors. Serco Health is an international public services provider helping governments deliver healthcare.
Read more about the Health and Wellbeing Champions programme.
An award from the Health Foundation from 2015 to 2016 asked us to look at the evidence base for workplace health and wellbeing. Our focus was on one of the largest employers in the world: the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
Completed materials include an infographic illustrating workplace health tips, a set of case studies from the NHS and businesses, a rapid review, and an expert workshop and report on workplace health’s link to productivity.
This two-year project with health professionals was funded by the South London Health Innovation Network. Led by London South Bank University and in partnership with Younger Lives, we aimed to raise awareness of personal health and wellbeing in the NHS workforce using a social-marketing campaign. Lessons learned were implemented in our subsequent project, the Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses.
We led this two-year project in collaboration with London South Bank University and the Royal College of Nursing. This project focused on registered nurses in England who are obese. It provided a unique opportunity to learn from these nurses about their own self-care, what would help them to lead healthier lives, and identify what works for workplace interventions.