Workplace Health Promotion


Workplace Health Promotion:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a statement emphasising the importance of health promotion in the workplace and has recognised the workplace as one of the priority settings for health promotion in the 21st century.  The WHO advises that the workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and the health of their families.

The WHO advises that the concept of the health promoting workplace (HPW) is increasingly becoming important as both public and private sector organisations have identified that future success can only be achieved with a healthy and motivated workforce.  A HPW can ensure a dynamic and flexible balance is met between customer expectations and organisational targets on one side and employee skills and health needs on the other, assisting businesses to compete in the marketplace.  The World Health Organization advises that the development of health promoting workplaces will be a pre-requisite for sustainable social and economic development.

Healthwork Advice and Discussion:

Health promotion and well-being initiatives are designed to improve general employee health leading to a healthier and happier workforce.  Promoting good health and preventing ill health is one of the cornerstones of good workplace health.

Healthwork believes in the importance of emphasising health promotion in the workplace and have successfully been involved with a number of campaigns and initiatives.  We have worked with employers and local health trusts to develop and run health promotion programmes.

Healthwork have a number of health promotion packages which we offer and examples of these include:

• Healthy eating campaigns
• Healthy hearts campaign
• Protect your back
• Stop smoking initiatives
• Men’s health campaign
• Promoting physical activity
• Promoting psychological wellbeing

If you would like further details on any of the health promotion programmes that Healthwork have to offer or information on any other occupational health requirement, please contact us on 0161 831 9701 or alternately visit our website