New health and wellbeing case study from the University of Sheffield


29 / 9 / 2015 11.12am

Our new case study highlights the work of the University of Sheffield and the launch of a successful staff health and wellbeing campaign called Juice. The Juice programme acts as a one stop shop for health and wellbeing, designed to promote staff engagement and inspire employees.

The University of Sheffield is a large employer, employing over 7000 staff and catering for 26,000 students.  They developed a strategy which was highly effective, partly due to their board leadership and the use of staff and student's expertise to help shape the  Juice programme.

The programme comprises of three main elements:

  • an online resource of information, advice and research around health, exercise, nutrition, mental and social wellbeing, along with information on events and campaigns
  • a programme of physical, mental and social activities
  • the university's core workplace health and wellbeing services, including occupational health and counselling.
The Juice campaign took the focus away from sickness absence and onto having a healthy and happy engaged workforce.  Since launching Juice, staff survey results have improved, with 80 per cent of staff feeling a strong sense of belonging to the university, compared with 66 per cent in 2012, prior to it's creation.

This is the first NHS Employers case study on health and wellbeing from outside the NHS, learn more about the initiative, read our case study. 

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