About us

As businesses, our people are our greatest asset. Few if any businesses would thrive without their workforce and so it makes absolute sense that we support our people to be as healthy as they can be.

We spend so much of our day in our workplaces, which makes workplaces the ideal setting to help people take positive steps to improve their own health and wellbeing. However, as businesses, we also have a role to play in ensuring the work environment we provide is safe, focused on our employees’ health and wellbeing and proactive in helping people to be at their best.

Evidence shows that healthier workplaces can increase productivity, reduce sickness absence, save money and increase profitability.  

At Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire, we are here to support you and your employees to develop a healthy workplace. We recognise businesses that are committed to health and wellbeing through the Gloucestershire Healthy Workplaces Accreditation.

Our team would love to come and meet you to explore how you can work with your employees to make your workplace a healthier place to work - and how you can be recognised for the great work you are doing.

For more information call us on 0800 122 3788 or email Tim Selway Tim.Selway@hlsglos.org .

 

Health in the Workplace

The number of working days lost in the UK due to sickness and ill health continues to grow, with an increase in both mental and physical health conditions at work. These include:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Lower back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Long term conditions – often attributable to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet.

 

Best-You is a free online platform and app that you and your employees can use as your own personal platform to communicate, create goals for a number of lifestyle habits and track progress.

Best-You can be used alongside a 12-week programme with Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire, supporting your employees to live a healthier lifestyle. 

Employees can create goals for healthy eating, smoking, alcohol, weight and activity. They can track their progress against their goal each day and Best-You will give motivational feedback.

Best-You is full of helpful guidance with dedicated areas for lifestyle habits and mood and stress. Employees can complete self-assessments and discuss this with you their employer, if they want to.

Sign up for FREE today www.bestyouglos.org.uk