Health and wellbeing

We promote wellbeing at work, with advice and information for NHS provider organisations on health and safety, stress, sickness absence and more.
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Delivered by NHS Employers, the health and wellbeing programme is commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and works alongside NHS healthcare provider organisations to help them best support the health and wellbeing of their employees.   

Using the NHS People Plan’s ambitions and actions in our work, we strive for practitioners to develop their organisation’s health and wellbeing agenda to ensure they are fulfilling the NHS People Promise's strand of 'looking after our people' and ensuring their employees are supported to stay healthy at work.

We promote physical, emotional and mental wellbeing at work, with advice, guidance and information on a variety of health and wellbeing themes including stress, sickness absence and financial wellbeing.

We have a large, free to join health and wellbeing network specifically for health and wellbeing leads in NHS healthcare provider organisations, allowing them to connect with one another, share good practice and find out what’s happening across the NHS wellbeing agenda. 

The health and wellbeing programme is directed by Jennifer Gardner, assistant director, and led by Louise Murray, programme lead, Melanie Schneider, senior programme officer, and Jan Worthy, programme officer. Our programme works very closely with our staff experience programme team, which is led by Aliya Rehman, programme lead, Hannah Barton, senior programme officer, and Rebecca Wilson, senior programme support officer.

We hope you can find what you are looking for on our web pages, but please get in touch should you need any further support and we will be happy to help.   

Musculoskeletal health in the workplace webinar - 3 October 2023

Hear from the NHS Staff Council on its new musculoskeletal guidance, supporting you to keep your workforce healthy and safe.

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How are you feeling today?

Access our interactive toolkit to check your own wellbeing or as a resource to speak to and support colleagues with their emotional wellbeing.

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Join our Facebook community

Be a part of our closed group exclusively for Health and Wellbeing leads.

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