Improving health and wellbeing outcomes in our communities
Taking steps to improve health in the workplace
As part of Gateshead Council’s achievement of the North East Better Health at Work Award (NEBHAWA) in January 2018, all employees were invited to take part in a Health Needs Assessment survey. The outcomes of the survey are being used to focus on health initiatives around the priorities identified. These include: losing weight; reducing stress levels; increasing physical activity; improving sleep; getting a better work-life balance and reducing back pain. The council is also working in on a joint project with Unison to reduce work-related stress; improve wellbeing; and, reduce levels of stress-related sickness absence.