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Why is workplace health important to businesses?

25th October 2023

Workplace health is protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of staff, including managing sickness, absence from work, and presenteeism (continuing to work whilst sick).  

Workplace health interventions play an important part in raising awareness and understanding of the benefits of both physical and mental wellbeing in the workforce. Benefits to employers include increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and a cost saving of health-related absence. 

North Somerset Council is running an awards programme to support staff Health and Wellbeing in workplaces across the county. Members of the programme can benefit from support, a digital platform to record progress, participation in our Healthy Workplace Collaborative Network, access to training, example policy documents, regular newsletter, peer to peer support and access to shared resources. They can then progress to achieving Bronze, Silver, and Gold ‘Healthy Workplaces’ awards and we are planning a celebratory event to celebrate Member workplaces successes in November this year. 

Why not join the Healthy Workplaces newsletter where you can keep up to date with all the latest information? North Somerset Council (  

The team are always happy to receive queries from businesses and can help to guide you in ways to improve staff health and wellbeing tailored to your individual business – email the team 

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