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Workplace Health in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

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The Healthy Workplace offer is available to employers in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, particularly Fenland, which support employee wellbeing through a number of training interventions and supporting networks, working in partnership with the Public Health team locally.  The programme is based on over 8 year’s wellbeing experience working collaboratively with employers, across the East of England.

There is a clear evidenced based business case for employee wellbeing; those impacts through wellbeing interventions demonstrated through a number of national reports including Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of the working age population ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’, The Marmot Report ‘Sickness Absence Review’, and PWC ‘Building the Case for Wellness’ to name but a few.

This evidence shows:

Sickness absence cost around £12 billion each year

Health promotion interventions have be shown to lead to between 12% and 36% reduction in sickness absence

Up to 34% could be saved in absenteeism costs, demonstrating every £1 spent on promoting health in the workplace could lead to a £2.50 saving for businesses

 The Living Sport programme delivers employee wellbeing interventions in partnership with Public Health across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, delivering accredited training in:

  • Mental Health
  • and Health Champions

which are underpinned by networks for wellbeing leads and champions to ensure momentum is maintained and best practice shared.

Living Sport works with over 120 Private and Public Sector organisations across the county, with some 200 Health Champions supporting workplace wellbeing and around 250 trained employees breaking down the stigma around mental wellbeing in workplace.

The training and networking activities are:

RSPH Health Champions training

Companies must have at least 1 trained Health Champion before they can access the mental health training.

Accredited Mental Health First Aid Lite training

½ day training or Full Day training courses

Accredited Royal Society for Public Health Health Champions training (Understanding Health Improvement at Level 2)

Health Champions network

Regular ½ day networks for existing BITC/Public Health trained Health Champions, to upskill and gain an insight into the latest national / local health campaigns to support workplace wellbeing activities.

Employee Wellbeing Practitioner network

Regular ½ day event, for health leads of workplaces (often HR, Occupational health, Helath & Safety leads) to look at strategies to support staff wellbeing campaigns and share best practice with like-minded employers.

We can also signpost you to other Public Health offers for workplaces including on-site NHS Health Checks/mini-MOTs and Be Active Be Healthy interactive workshops.  There is a Public Health website which supports this programme, please click here for further supporting information

 To find out how your organisation could access this support contact our Programme Manager, Debbie Longhurst.


Or call 07921 832514


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