Health at Work Network

The core commitment, “We will actively support our workforce to lead healthier lives”, provides a framework for the work of the network.

The network is chaired by Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on health and well-being at work for the Department of Health. Earl Howe, Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Quality provides Ministerial support.

The network is comprised of a plenary group, overseeing the work of the network, and task specific sub-groups as required. The members of the sub-groups are drawn from our health at work partners.

See members of the plenary group

See papers from the health at work network plenary group

Please go to the ‘Pledges’ tab for a list of partners signed up to the health at work pledge

Several guides to help employers and employees manage their health and well-being at work is also available

Updates on the work of the network will be published on this website. Interested in becoming involved in our work? Contact:

responsibilitydealhealthatwork@dh.gsi.gov.uk

CBI commit to Mental Health and Wellbeing Pledge

The UK’s leading business organisation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which speaks for some 240,000 businesses, has signed as a Responsibility Deal partner. The CBI, whose members together employ around a third of the private sector workforce, has pledged … Read more → – CBI commit to Mental Health and Wellbeing Pledge

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Update from Dame Carol Black

Welcome to my first update for 2014. I hope that the year has been good for you so far and you haven’t been affected by the flooding. I am aware that many of you will be submitting annual reports in … Read more → – Update from Dame Carol Black

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Ministers and Dame Carol Black applaud EY’s signing up to eight pledges

Last week EY became the UK’s first professional services firm to sign up to eight Responsibility Deal health at work pledges, as part of its on going commitment to support the emotional, mental and physical health of its employees. The … Read more → – Ministers and Dame Carol Black applaud EY’s signing up to eight pledges

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Health at work plenary group meeting 2 December 2013

The health at work network met on Monday 2 December 2013 where members reviewed progress next year and discussed priorities for 2014. An action note for this meeting is available.

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Construction pledge announced to improve workforce health and wellbeing

Staff are a vital resource and nowhere is this is more true than in the construction and civil engineering industries. But construction workers nationally have a higher overall mortality rate. The industry is male dominated and many of the workers … Read more → – Construction pledge announced to improve workforce health and wellbeing

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Revised mental health pledge

On World Mental Health Day, the Responsibility Deal’s health at work network has announced a revised mental health pledge. Previously the pledge committed employers to ensuring that staff with mental health conditions were managed in the best way possible with … Read more → – Revised mental health pledge

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Organisations commit to supporting staff facing domestic violence

A new Responsibility Deal pledge appropriate for all organisations wanting to help and support staff facing domestic violence, has been launched today at the Department of Health by Baroness Scotland and Dame Carol Black. With 1 in 4 women and … Read more → – Organisations commit to supporting staff facing domestic violence

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Health at work plenary group meeting 8 May 2013

The health at work network met on Wednesday 8 May 2013 where members discussed proposals for broadening out the H1 and H7 pledges, received presentations on Engage for Success, the East of England project and were updated on the Responsibility … Read more → – Health at work plenary group meeting 8 May 2013

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New pledge on young people in the workplace

The health at work network is announcing a new pledge that all employers can sign up to – to better support young people lead healthier lives when they start their working career. The network’s Chair Dame Carol Black is pleased … Read more → – New pledge on young people in the workplace

Health at work plenary group meeting 15 January 2013

The health at work network plenary group met on 15 January 2013.  The network was updated on the work of the sub groups and then had an extensive discussion on attracting SMEs to the Public Health Responsibility Deal. An action … Read more → – Health at work plenary group meeting 15 January 2013