Wellbeing Resources in the Workplace

Make your business better, stronger and healthier

Lots of free toolkits available to businesses to help them promote staff health and wellbeing, along with free local resources such as support for the Healthier Choices Award, Time to Change and Living Streets.

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Make your business better and stronger by leading a healthier and happier workforce by learning best practice, influencing change and improving productivity with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter provides a wide range of training programmes designed to increase awareness, improve health and increase productivity with in your workplace. They are available as part of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, or can be offered as individual, standalone training packages especially tailored to you and your business

For more information and/or to register your interest, visit this link www.wellbeingcharter.org.uk

Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work, is your first stop to find documents, guides, tips, videos, courses, podcasts, templates and information from key organisations across the UK, all aimed at helping you get to grips with workplace mental health.

Mental Health at Work is free to use for anyone, without registering or signing up to anything. For more information click on the link below;

www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk

Business in the Community Toolkits

Opportunity Now wants to champion and disseminate research and tools that offer advice and guidance in working towards to a truly diverse workforce. We regularly produce research articles that include practical and pragmatic suggestions to progress this agenda in the workplace and in addition the toolkits are designed to assist the diversity practitioner in breaking down challenges into bite size pieces to act as a starting point for developing a strategy for truly inclusive workplaces.

Click on the link for more information and to access the toolkits available to you; https://wellbeing.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits

Healthy Weight@ Blackpool Council

Modern life makes it all too easy to put on weight. Even a couple of pounds here and there add up over time. Being overweight isn’t just about the way we look. It can lead to more aches and pains, problems sleeping and some people report a loss of energy and confidence.

Many people find that if they start to move about a bit more and eat more healthily, they lose a bit of weight and start to feel better, sleep better and have more energy. Information and toolkits are now available on the Blackpool Council website to assist you in living a healthier lifestyle. These services include;

- BMI Calculator

- Underweight Advice.

- Overweight, Obese or Very Obese Advice – Information around losing weight, food and diet, health and fitness.

- Free weight management programme called Making Changes program aimed at families with children aged between 4 – 11 years old who need to become a healthy weight.

This program is bursting with benefits for young children to get involved in!

For more information and/or to register for the program click on the link below;

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/making-changes

Dementia Friends Sessions

Dementia Friends has some very important upcoming events that could be beneficial to you and your organisation

Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation.

Follow the link below to register your interest in becoming a Dementia Friends Champion;

www.dementiafriends.org.uk/DementiaFriendsChampion

Dementia Friends also provides friendly and interactive information sessions on Dementia, which aim to increase your understanding around Dementia and highlight the small things that you can do to make a tremendous difference to people affected by Dementia in your community.

To find information sessions near you follow the link below and search within your area

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/DementiaInformationSessions

VBA Tobacco Dependency Training

VBA (Very Brief Advice) is an effective, evidence based very quick intervention which can ultimately save lives. Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable death and disease in our community – few people ‘choose’ to smoke, it’s an addiction that usually starts in childhood. Delivering VBA only takes 30 seconds, it is an evidence based intervention which moves away from the traditional method of telling someone to stop smoking to offering the individual information on where to get support

Evidence shows with VBA individuals are twice as likely to make an attempt to quit smoking compared to if they were just told to stop smoking.

Make the difference and take the training, to book your place please fill out the booking form below stipulating which session you require and return to Teresa Rice at thegrange@groundwork.org.uk.