Businesses set to benefit as wellbeing service adopts workplace charter

The Wellbeing In Practice service, recently launched by Bournemouth University, is supporting a new Workplace Wellbeing Charter to make it easier for businesses to work towards the development and recognition of ‘Healthy Workplaces’.

The Charter, which has been created by the ‘Health, Work and Wellbeing Team’ within the Department of Health will be used by the University to help businesses achieve Wellbeing Charter Status.

The Wellbeing In Practice initiative is a unique service with consultants from a cross section of disciplines delivering different aspects of wellbeing from; organisational behaviour, leadership, nutrition and stress to enhance the wellbeing of staff.

Lead Consultant Dr Ann Hemingway and the team focus on ‘humanisation’ of the work environment to find ways of enhancing people’s sense of wellbeing within an organisation. The team also offer flexible support to organisations through consultancy, research and continuous professional development (CPD).

South West Regional Coordinator for Health Work and Wellbeing, Jane Abraham said: “Healthier businesses will prosper and have a much better chance of surviving any economic downturn. These days workers are often asked to be more productive albeit with restricted resources and we know that ineffective line management is one of the main reasons for people giving up or wanting to leave their jobs.  I’m pleased that Bournemouth is offering this service to organisations as this kind of assistance and guidance is definitely needed.”

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