30 / 04 / 2015
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trusts staff survey results revealed that the trust had low scores in relation to staff wellbeing, work-related stress being a key issue. There was also:
- low uptake in trust benefit schemes
- no funding for the employee health and wellbeing initiatives
- low awareness levels amongst staff about what health and wellbeing initiatives were available
- minimal guidance for managers on how to manage staff mental wellbeing.
The trust wanted to put together a new employee health and wellbeing strategy, focusing on improving staff physical and mental wellbeing through a collective effort with other departments including Human Resources (HR), occupational health, nursing directorates, communications and the unions.
This strategy would inform the health and wellbeing programme, which included a range of accessible and affordable ways for staff to lead a healthier lifestyle but also achieve a better work life balance.
This case study includes the trusts strategy, their communications plan, top tips and a sample health and wellbeing survey.