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H8. Young People in the Workplace
19 March, 2013
Submitted: 30 November, -0001
Please describe how you have provided information and support on health and wellbeing for young people in your organisation over the last year. This may include information on any induction arrangements for new staff/young people and any benefits that have accrued. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
During the year, the Department has continued its work to integrate the views of young people in health policies as part of its contribution to the Government’s social mobility strategy. Through the Department’s premier work experience programme ‘Building Bridges’, the Department supports and educate the next generation of active citizens to increase their awareness of the public sector and help them consider a career in the civil service and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. The programme, which is recognized by Cabinet Office and nominated for a Civil Service Award is intended for year 10 students (ages between 14 – 15 years) from local partners secondary schools in London and Leeds. Some of these students represent communities and areas that are under-represented in the Civil service. During this period, five students participated in Department of Health policies as part of their work experience.
We have also undertaken the following events:
• Piloted Mindfulness training with 50 fast streamers across government.
• DH Staff health and wellbeing Programme is now included in induction events for staff including (younger colleagues)
DH staff health and wellbeing Z-card (detailed list of confidential helplines of our external partners and the services they provide) is promoted to all new starters including young people joining the Department
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