Improving Workplace Health
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Public Health Suffolk to encourage local businesses to work with their staff to find ways to improve their overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Absenteeism carries a huge financial burden for businesses, with more than 130 million working days lost in the UK every year due to illness and incapacity, costing the British economy approximately £29bn per year. Improvements in workers’ health and wellbeing also has other benefits both to the quality of life of millions of workers themselves and in reducing pressure on our over-stretched health services.
That is why Suffolk Chamber and Public Health Suffolk have joined together to run an awareness-raising campaign between February and the summer of 2018 called Improving Workplace Health.
We will be populating this channel (using the buttons on the left) with relevant information and links that give business leaders the tools to help them and their staff improve their health and wellbeing across a wide range of issues.
Underpinning this campaign is Public Health Suffolk’s Five Ways to Wellbeing which provide general ideas as to how we can all boost our mental and physical strength.
We will also be providing updates as to how businesses can help their employees' wellbeing via Twitter using the hashtag: #healthyworkplaces