Why do businesses need a wellbeing policy?
Every UK business has a duty of care requirement to look after the health and safety of employees, including their wellbeing. But our research has shown that less than 1 in 5 people are aware of their employer having a mental health and wellbeing policy.
In light of this, promoting and protecting staff wellbeing in the workplace is important for every business. There are many factors that influence the health and wellbeing of staff. Understanding and overcoming these issues can result in a range of benefits for both individuals and the wider business.
By addressing mental health issues, businesses can improve the general wellbeing of employees, reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, lower staff turnover and increase productivity.
How to use this guide
We've put together a sample policy that you can use as a guide to create your own content. You can add or amend the contents to suit your organisation.
The policy guide has two columns, the first has notes on what should be included in each section and the other has example content that you can use or adapt.