Take pledge to improve workplace wellbeing

Published Friday 28 January 2022

It’s time to take the pledge – and commit to improving the wellbeing of workforces across the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council has become the latest employer to sign the Wellbeing at Work Charter, designed to promote employee health and wellbeing based on their needs, values and beliefs.

Cllr Simon Whelband signing the wellbeing pledge

And it’s now encouraging others to sign up too.

By signing the pledge, organisations can – once approved – access and share a range of free resources covering everything from mental health to physical activity.

The Council already has a number of initiatives in place to support the wellbeing of staff, and is now looking to build on these.

Cllr Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead on wellbeing and communities, who this week signed the pledge on behalf of the Council, said: “We believe that physical and mental wellbeing is really important and our Active Together team works hard with our community to promote this message and support our staff to stay fit and healthy; this has been especially important during the pandemic, with a renewed appetite for physical, social and mental wellbeing.”

Employees spend 25 per cent of their time at work, wherever they are working. The pledge highlights the importance of supporting people with long-term health conditions by encouraging a workforce culture that values employee health and wellbeing. These healthy behaviours are then embedded into local communities.

The two levels of accreditation, the Pledge and the Award within the Charter, are suitable for organisations of all sizes and types, and will reflect efforts to support employee health and wellbeing, even if starting at the most basic level.

For more information visit www.active-together.org/wellbeingatwork