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Workplace Health

What is Workplace Health?

Workplace health is promoting and managing the health and wellbeing of staff and includes managing sickness absence and 'presenteeism' (a person who is physically at work, but unproductive).

Workplace health interventions are activities undertaken within the workplace by an employer or others to address these issues. Physical Activity can play a big role in improving a persons wellbeing at work.

GBA will be leading on a Berkshire wide Active Working programme which aims to enable champions to drive culture change and help employees to move more. There will be tools and resources available to employers through a new hub and expert help and advice to get the workplace moving – coming soon!

Figures show Brits sit down for an average 8.9 hours each day and one in four of us do fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a week – alarming statistics which are the driving force behind a campaign to combat inactivity amongst busy workers across Berkshire.

  • 131 million working days lost to sickness absence in England each year 3
  • Get Berkshire Active wants people to move more in and around their working day

The previous programme was called the Workplace Challenge and was based around a website. Activities included national activity log challenges and local activity log challenges as well as offline activities such as Workplace Challenge Champion training. The Workplace Challenge programme engaged over 54,000 employees nationally from 9,700 workplaces including a proportion of inactive participants.

GBA will be leading on a Berkshire wide Active Working programme which aims to enable champions to drive culture change and help employees to move more. There will be tools and resources available to employers through a new hub and expert help and advice to get the workplace moving – coming soon!

Sign up to the new Activity Tracker which can be used to create workplace challenges and support employees to be more active.

For more information, see the admin guide.

More information to follow soon!


To help us tackle inactivity in the workplace and for more information please contact:

Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr

Head of Health & Wellbeing

Telephone
01628 472851 / 07912 178652

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