Wellbeing@Work - your business benefits when your people flourish
Employers and organisations can gain significant financial benefits from using the Wellbeing@Work service. This aims to help you look after the wellbeing of your staff so that they can work effectively to make your business thrive.
Below, you'll find downloadable resources and online tools that demonstrate the benefits of looking after your staff and offer guidance on how you can promote wellbeing at your organisation.
Why should you bother with the Wellbeing@Work service?
Good health and wellbeing can significantly improve employee engagement and performance, which in turn improves the performance of your business. What’s more, it lowers staff absence and turnover, saving you significant sums of money. Find out more about the benefits of the Wellbeing@Work service with this ROI info sheet.
You can also read the NICE guidance to healthy workplaces.
How much does poor employee health cost?
You can calculate the annual cost of employee ill health, absence from work and staff turnover to your business by using the DWP Workplace Wellbeing tool. It might be more than you think.
Why should you promote mental wellbeing?
Mental ill health can result in significant costs to your business, as it can be a major contributor to productivity loss, sickness absence and staff turnover. 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems, making it an essential concern to any business. The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers is packed with information, ideas and resources to help you form a positive plan of action.
Plus, this costing tool for employers will help you estimate what you could save by promoting mental wellbeing at work.
Disciplinary, suspension, dismissal and grievance procedures can have a significant impact on mental health. This suicide prevention information sheet offers guidance and resources for managers during these times.
How can you support neurodiversity?
An estimated 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, which means their brains function, learn, and process information differently from people who are neurotypical. This includes Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders, Dyslexia, and more. We've prepared some resources to help you support the neurodivergent in your workplace.
What does smoking cost your business?
Smoking can put a serious dent in the productivity of your business, with employees who smoke taking more breaks throughout the day and, on average, more sickness absence throughout the year. The Smoking Productivity Calculator can help you work out what smoking is costing your business.
How can small changes boost your staff's wellbeing?
Small, practical actions that anyone and everyone can do can help your people improve their wellbeing day-to-day. These are detailed in the Five Ways to Wellbeing, a practical guide to helping people increase their number of 'good days'.
We asked employers and managers across a range of businesses some questions about improving wellbeing in the workplace (e.g. how can you measure wellbeing? How can you make it okay to talk about mental health?). The summary of their discussions offers insight into different ways of making staff wellbeing a central part of business.
Work can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. Employees who are healthy and motivated can have an equally positive impact on the effectiveness and productivity of a business. Acas provides a range of accessible information and tools.
The Acas Model Workplace is free and easy to use, and helps you check how effective your organisation is at people management - from recruitment through to performance management. Presented in short modules, you can complete as few or as many as you want. After finishing a module, you'll be given a rating for how good your current practices are, as well as useful advice and links to resources.
How can freelancers look after their wellbeing?
Poor mental health can be particularly difficult to manage when you are freelance or self-employed, as it can have a negative impact on your ability to work. Often, freelancers so busy that their mental health suffers a result. Leapers offers a wealth of advice for freelancers to help them take care of their wellbeing.