What is wellbeing all about and is it worth it?

Wellbeing and in particular wellbeing at work seems to be everywhere at the moment, but is it worth investing in for your staff? The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is about to publish a report highlighting that wellbeing should be part of a collaborative approach with Occupational Health.

Employers should be actively trying to help their staff improve their wellbeing with initiatives at work such as wellbeing events where staff can have their blood pressure monitored or are encouraged to stop smoking. However, employers should also ensure that they carryout statutory health surveillance, pre-placement assessment and absence management referrals to Occupational Health for fitness for work advice on adjustments.

For further information read this article from this month’s Occupational Health & wellbeing journal.


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