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

New Health at Work case studies published

Following feedback from partners, the Health at Work Network has published 14  new case studies to showcase the work partners are doing to deliver on the Health at Work pledges.  

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Carillion – H10: Construction and Civil Engineering Industries

Q: What issue was facing your organisation? How we could meet the pledge of actively promote health and wellbeing and the effective management of health. Q: What action did your organisation take? The strap line of the Carillion health strategy … Read more → – Carillion – H10: Construction and Civil Engineering Industries

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Validium – H9: Domestic violence

Having witnessed firsthand the devastating effect that domestic violence can have, Validium was keen to become one of the first employers to sign the domestic violence pledge. The challenge As the UK’s leading provider of psychological health services, The Validium … Read more → – Validium – H9: Domestic violence

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Hampshire Constabulary – H9: Domestic violence

Q: What issue was facing your organisation? The challenge for our organisation was to try and ensure that police officers and staff personally affected by domestic abuse were not inhibited to seek help and support due to concerns over work/home … Read more → – Hampshire Constabulary – H9: Domestic violence

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HMRC – H7: Mental Health guidance and Health Advocate Service for employees

HMRC is committed to supporting the `Time to Change’ initiative and reducing discrimination and stigma around mental health issues in the workplace. Building manager capability and confidence in this area, supporting staff and providing pathways to further help is also … Read more → – HMRC – H7: Mental Health guidance and Health Advocate Service for employees

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King’s Health Partners – H7: Mental Health and Wellbeing

What issue was facing your organisation?During 2011, staff from Kings Health Partners worked with 7 NHS teams to identify the factors that influenced staff wellbeing in the workplace.The result was a range of new pilot initiatives designed to improve wellbeing. … Read more → – King’s Health Partners – H7: Mental Health and Wellbeing

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King’s Health Partners – H7: Mental Health and Wellbeing

What issue was facing your organisation? What issue was facing your organisation? In 2011 a small group of King’s Health Partners’ staff from a range of disciplines including clinical services, HR, occupational health and mental health promotion, worked with seven … Read more → – King’s Health Partners – H7: Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Luton Borough Council – H6: Staff Health Checks

What issue was facing your organisation? Sickness levels within the Council were high in 2012. Whilst this was being addressed through management and accompanying policies, the Council’s senior management team agreed that an approach was needed to encourage staff to … Read more → – Luton Borough Council – H6: Staff Health Checks

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King’s Health Partners – H5: Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health

Q: What issue was facing your organisation? A 2009 NHS Workforce Health and Wellbeing Review found that across the NHS 25% of staff reported smoking some of the time, with around 20% smoking up to ten cigarettes or cigars a … Read more → – King’s Health Partners – H5: Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health

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Thurrock Council Case Study – H4: Healthier Staff Restaurants

Q: What issue was facing your organisation? The initial apprehension from our site caterers was how the delivery of healthier options would affect profitability, the risk of losing customers and food wastage was initially their primary concern. Combining commercial interest … Read more → – Thurrock Council Case Study – H4: Healthier Staff Restaurants

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