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 Gardener, assistant director and led by Louise Murray, programme lead, Dina Jaber, senior programme officer and Jan Worthy, programme officer. Our programme works very closely with our staff experience programme team, Aliya Rehman, programme lead, and Hannah Barton, senior programme 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.
Our key resources
NHS health and wellbeing framework
This framework sets out the standards for supporting staff to feel well, healthy and happy at work.
21 July 2022
Sickness absence toolkit
A simple guide for NHS managers about sickness absence.
6 May 2014
How are you feeling NHS? toolkit
Our emotional wellbeing toolkit explains the contributors to decreased emotional wellbeing and shows you how to encourage improvements.
14 January 2019
Mental health resources
Mental wellbeing in the workplace infographic
Statistics and key facts on employee mental wellbeing in the workplace.
30 March 2022
Mental health in the workplace
Tools and resources to help you make positive improvements to mental wellbeing in the workplace.
15 August 2022
Speaking openly about mental health in the workplace
Raising awareness of hidden disabilities and offers advice around making reasonable adjustments in the workplace
13 May 2021
World Mental Health Day 2022
World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after it, and how we support our NHS staff.
30 September 2022
Diversity in Health and Care Partners Programme
This programme supports health and care organisations to create more inclusive workplace cultures, where difference is welcomed and celebrated.
16 September 2022
Wellbeing in your workplace
Musculoskeletal health in the workplace
Information on how to focus on prevention of work-related incidents that may lead to MSK injuries and therefore long-term absences.
14 January 2019
The impact of managers on workplace performance
Our summary highlights key findings from a scientific review into the impact of line/middle managers roles and practice on workplace performance.
24 December 2019
We are recognised and rewarded through praise
A peer-to-peer recognition approach to staff engagement and reward.
7 July 2022