Actes achieves Better Health at Work Bronze Award
Actes Trust has started 2017 on a healthy note having achieved the Bronze level in the Better Health at Work Award, a partnership programme between all 12 North East local authorities, the TUC and local NHS providers.
The programme reflects Actes’ commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce, and the organisation is now working towards the Better Health at Work Silver Award.
Over the coming months Actes’ two health advocates will be driving forward health campaigns including exercise, mental health resilience, work-life balance and healthy eating which staff will have the opportunity to participate in and help shape.
Companies participating in Better Health at Work must also have at least a three-year health strategy and one-year action plan for health improvement activities in place and offer employees annual health checks.
The scheme provides tangible benefits for everyone involved, with employees benefiting from access to a wide range of health support services in their local area and companies benefiting from implementing a health framework which enables them to bring together health activities in a structured way.
Carol Kerr, business manager at Actes and one of the organisation’s health advocates, said: “At Actes we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. A healthy workforce is generally a happier and more motivated workforce and this in turn can have a positive impact on productivity, so it’s win-win for everyone.
“We’re delighted to have achieved our Better Health at Work Bronze Award in just a few months and we can’t wait to start working towards our Silver Award. We are already planning a Healthy Lunch and Mocktail Tasting event which as well as providing plenty of healthy and tasty food for thought will be a great teambuilding exercise.”
For further information about the North East Better Health at Work Award visit www.betterhealthatworkne.org