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Workplace health and wellbeing

The City of London promotes and supports the growth and successful delivery of workplace wellbeing in City businesses.

If interested in the subject then we encourage you to sign up to the community Business Healthy network  if you have not already done so.

We are able to give free advice/direction or act as a critical friend to any City business and some links to the London Healthy Workplace Charter development framework and other useful toolkits from Public Health England are below.

If you have any questions concerning how to start or what to do next on your wellbeing journey then please get in touch.

London Healthy Workplace Charter

​The London Healthy Workplace Charter​  is a good practice framework aimed at improving the health and well-being of employees. Among other benefits, successful implementation results in greater staff productivity, a better company reputation and, of course, larger financial benefits (either through cost savings or additional revenue generation). A wide range of organisations across London are already benefitting.

The Charter focuses on establishing active leadership, a healthy and productive culture and effective communication between staff at every level.

The self-assessment framework can be used to help businesses identify strengths in their current approach and areas for improvement. Through a free verification process the business can additionally gain recognition in the form of an award.

The City of London can help any business in the Square Mile to attain these goals by providing support at every step, including access to the verification process and sign posting you to specialist assistance.

Mental Health

Business in the Community has partnered with Public Health England to produce a free, online toolkit to help every organisation support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. It will help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health and provides a greater understanding of how to help those who need more support.

The Mental Health toolkit  will help employers pick out the most valuable resources and to develop an approach that works. For larger organisations, the toolkit is also a useful resource to share with businesses in their supply chain and across their network.

Musculoskeletal Health

​​Good musculoskeletal health is integral to a full working life. It provides us with functional mobility and dexterity, balance and co-ordinance, and contributes to muscular strength and survival ; essential to nearly all forms of work. The Musculoskeletal Health toolkit  is a simple step by step resource for helping employers deal with back, neck, muscle and joint pain at work. It will help you pick out the best free resources that are right for you and your team, whatever the size of your organisation.

Reducing the risk of suicide

In England a person dies by suicide every 107 minutes but suicide isn’t inevitable and together we can play a part in preventing it.

The Suicide Prevention toolkit  is designed to help organisations adopt a strategy to reduce the risk of a suicide that will have an impact on the workplace. In this context, the term ‘workplace suicide’ is understood to be a suicide in or outside the workplace, which may involve an employee or contractor, or a family member or close friend of an employee or contractor.

Sleep and Recovery

Small and medium enterprises in particular can be disproportionately affected by the loss of key staff for any period of time because of illness, or when they are unable to perform to the best of their ability because of fatigue. So, helping employees to maintain healthy sleep patterns and to recover fully after a period of sleep deprivation, is of vital importance.

​The Sleep and Recovery toolkit provides practical information for all employers (small, medium and large) on how you can create an environment where employees understand the importance of sleep and recovery and are able to make healthier choices at work and at home.

Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Healthier Weight

​What someone eats, their weight and how much physical activity they do are very personal. While some employees will welcome support and advice on these issues, some will not. Managers need training appropriate to their business, teams and culture in order to know how best to discuss these issues.

The Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Healthier Weight toolkit  provides practical, evidence-based guidance on how employers can support their employees to improve the health of their workforce and improve the health of their business through reduced sickness absence and increased productivity.