The workplace is a very effective setting for health promotion as we spend 60% of our waking lives at work. The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society. It offers an ideal setting and infrastructure to support the promotion of health of a large audience.
The Stafford and Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Group recognised the workplace as a priority setting for health promotion.
As part of the Stafford and Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Strategy over 150 small local businesses were contacted during 2014 and asked about their key issues relating to health and wellbeing and what further support they needed. The majority asked for information about the support services available to them therefore a booklet was developed to assist them access a wide range of local services to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Topics included in the booklet are:-
Please download the Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Booklet (pdf 2mb) for free.
For further information about health and wellbeing in Stafford and Surrounds please visit our partnership page
In addition the Borough Council's Economic Development Team undertakes a broad range of activities to encourage local business growth and diversity, to maximise funding opportunities to assist infrastructure development and to regenerate our market towns, villages and rural communities.