Workplace health resources

The following websites and documents will provide you with useful information to assist your business in improving employee health and wellbeing. 

Local provider contact details

A booklet has been produced to support the self assessment framework which includes the contact details of local provider services should you wish to signpost staff.

Useful documents

NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

NICE Health Needs Assessment http://www.nice.org.uk/aboutnice/whoweare/aboutthehda/hdapublications/health_needs_assessment_a_practical_guide.jsp

NICE Management of long term sickness and incapacity for work

NICE Obesity Guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity: http://www.eguidelines.co.uk/eguidelinesmain/guidelines/summaries/cardiovascular/nice_obesity.php

NICE Promoting and creating build environments that encourage and support physical activity

NICE Promoting Mental Wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH22

NICE Physical Activity in the workplace

NICE workplace Interventions to Prevent Smoking Cessation: http://www.nice.org.uk/PHI005

Mental health

Advice for employers on workplace adjustments for mental health conditions: http://www.mindfulemployer.net/files/1413/7726/2298/DH_Mental_Health_Adjustments_Guidance_May_2012.pdf

MIND: http://www.mind.org.uk/

NHS Employers Guide on supporting workplace mental health

Useful website links

ACAS - Health and Wellbeing: www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1361

British Heart Foundation: http://www.bhf.org.uk

Business in the Community: http://www.bitc.org.uk/

Change 4 Life: www.nhs.uk/change4life

Department for Work and Pensions: www.dwp.gov.uk/health-work-and-well-being

H&S ABC – An easy guide to health & safety: http://www.hse.gov.uk/abc/

Health 4 Work: www.health4work.nhs.uk

Health and Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/

Health at work – an independent review of sickness absence: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181060/health-at-work.pdf

Health for Work Adviceline for Small Businesses, Free Occupational Health Advice: http://www.health4work.nhs.uk/occupational_health_services

Health, work and wellbeing Defining the priorities - Workplace Health Needs assessment for employers

Healthy Working Lives: http://www.healthyworkinglives.com/

NHS Health Advice Line: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/homepage.aspx

NHS Workplace Health: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/workplacehealth

Return to Fitness: Recovering Well - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Sickness absence review 2011: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-the-sickness-absence-system-in-great-britain

Work and Mental Health for Employers: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/workandmentalhealth/employer.aspx

Working for a Healthier Tomorrow: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209782/hwwb-working-for-a-healthier-tomorrow.pdf