Prevent illness and sickness absence to improve your
It makes good business sense for all of us to
look after the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our
staff. Helping staff to prevent illness and sickness absence
can improve your profits!
Trained advisors in the Workplace Health Team
at Public Health Wales offer practical support and advice to help
employers create a healthier working environment and promote
wellbeing activities. The advice and support is entirely
FREE and confidential to businesses in all sectors
and of all sizes in Wales.
The statistics related to health at
work speak for themselves:
In Wales: the average
time lost from work per case of stress, depression or anxiety is 27
days and for back related pain is 15 days. This type of sickness
absence can seriously affect your organisational success!
To help businesses improve the health and
wellbeing of their workforce Public Health Wales is promoting
FREE sign up to the Small Workplace
Health Award - for organisations of up to 50
employees. The award celebrates organisations that address
the safety, health and wellbeing of their employees. There
are three categories of award, bronze, silver and gold, with
specific criteria to meet to gain the award.
More information may be found in the
guidance at this address:
If you would like to speak to an advisor for
further health at work information or to sign up to the Small
Workplace Health Award please contact the Workplace Health Team on
0845 609 6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.