Does your business value employee health at work? Health Matters are calling upon proactive businesses to avail of this fantastic initiative completely funded by the Public Health Agency.
Nikki Sturgeon (Lead Health, Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator at Health Matters) explains “The aim of the Health Matters at Work initiative is to mentor and support businesses through a structured process to ultimately improve the health, safety and well-being of employees within the workplace. We provide face to face consultations, support, and a health and wellbeing assessment in order to develop a meaningful action plan. Free Health Champion training and health promotion events are also provided to sustain an ongoing focus on health and wellbeing.”
The 120 workplaces who have already participated across the Belfast, Southern and South Eastern Trust areas have seen multiple benefits such as reduced absenteeism and stress, as well as improved employee morale, job satisfaction, corporate social responsibility and public image.
Catherine Downey (Health, Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator at Health Matters) explains “Throughout the first year of running the initiative, organisations went above and beyond to reach out to their employees and provide them with relevant health events. This ranged from organised breakfast mornings, cancer awareness seminars, healthy eating information stands, stress awareness training, step challenges, water bottles and filters to onsite health checks.”
“The initiative has improved our focus on employee health and wellbeing and has encouraged our employees to consider their own health and wellbeing and how they should look after themselves.”
As well as our funded Health and Wellbeing support service, Health Matters offer a range of programmes related to Health and Wellbeing in the workplace.
Further services include but are not limited to:
- Employee MOT Health Checks
- Health and Wellbeing Seminars
- Health Champion Training
- Complimentary Therapies
- Health Fairs (Event Management and Delivery)
- Pop-up Information Stands
- Workplace Optimum Health (WOH) Programme