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Workplace Health in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

We want healthy workplaces in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough!

The Healthy Workplace programme is a great local service, available to employers in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.  We can support employee wellbeing at local companies through providing some informative training courses and by encouraging sign-up to our support 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.

To find out how your organisation could access this great local support contact our Programme Manager, Debbie Debbie.Longhurst@livingsport.co.uk 

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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.

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

MFHA Mental Wellbeing  Training – Course Details: Mental Health First Aid Lite Training

RSPH Workplace Health Champions – Course Details: Healthy workplace Training Offer

These courses are underpinned by networks for wellbeing leads and health 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.  We are a great network to be part of!

The training and networking activities that we provide are:

RSPH Health Champions training – 1 full day training

Accredited Royal Society for Public Health Health Champions training (Understanding Health Improvement at Level 2) Companies must have at least 1 trained Health Champion before they can access the mental health training.

Feedback from employers attending the training have commented:

Very informative course, very motivating to make changes in the workplace’
‘The event was very informative and engaging. Provided a good level of information and links to further information ‘  April 2017

Accredited Mental Health First Aid Lite training – ½ day training course accredited by Mental Health First Aid

Feedback from employers attending the training have commented:

Great course, helped to understand better how to react to symptoms of mental ill-health’
‘Gave me confidence to better support staff with mental health issues, and to know where to sign post them to for support’ May 2017

Workplace Health Champions network:

Twice Yearly  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.

Feedback from employers attending the training have commented

‘Very informative session, good trainers and speakers’
‘A really enjoyable and informative day. I really liked the information around men’s health and will be promoting this at work’  May 2017

Employee Wellbeing Practitioner network:

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

Feedback from employers attending the training have commented:

Well organised event, informative on what information is out there and signposting to resources’

‘Good session to keep me updated, whilst networking with like-mined companies’  June 2017

Upcoming Wellbeing training and networks:

Our wellbeing training and networks are  run through ‘open’ sessions- which are mixed employer sessions based mid-county in or around Huntingdon.  Please click here to see a full list of events

Impact and Return on Investment – workplace wellbeing programmes

Our Programme Manager has worked with employers supporting their wellbeing strategies for a number of years; we have evidenced the impact that workplace wellbeing campaigns can have on staff productivity.

In 2015 an Independent evaluation was undertaken by Envoy Partnership in 2015 of BITC’s Business Action on Public Health programme (now “Workplace Wellbeing” programme) which showed that around 70 -75% of employers reported staff who participated to better their wellbeing go on to experience improvement from a range of health campaigns.

In addition;

Over half of employers engaged agreed that participating employees had improved their overall performance at work

Over two-thirds reported better work/life balance

Over 70% agreed that staff pride in the organisation had improved.

At an aggregate level, 1 in 5 employers reported 0.29 sick day improvement, resulting from the programme, which generates over £1.5m of additional estimated savings for 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

What next? and how to join us:   find out how your organisation could access this support contact our Programme Manager, Debbie  Debbie.Longhurst@livingsport.co.uk Or call 07921 832514



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