Spotlight on Workplace Wellbeing

As a sector we employ around 400,000 people across the UK and we recognise the role we can play in improving health outcomes for all our employees through workplace wellbeing initiatives.

Workplace WellbeingFurther, there is strong evidence to show that having a healthy workforce can reduce sickness absence, lower staff turnover and boost productivity – simply put – having an effective workplace wellbeing programme is good for everyone.

The importance of this can be seen by the scale and variety of our members' commitments to their workforce. Whether its offering healthy options and clear labelling in staff restaurants, encouraging physical activity or enhancing government campaigns (for example, supporting 'Stoptober').

In 2012, FDF published a toolkit to share best practice and provide a simple guide to how to create a workplace wellbeing approach tailored to any business, large or small. This has been very positively received both by all of our members and by organisations outside of our sector.

Workplace Wellbeing

  1. Source: Office National Statistics
  2. Source: NICE Guidance 2015: Workplace policy and management practices to improve the health and wellbeing of employees.

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Last reviewed: 06 Jul 2015