Alcohol, drugs and tobacco contribute to short and long term ill-health for many working people. This toolkit has practical ways employers can promote health and support employees who want or need to change their relationship with these substances.
Public Health England
Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care. It exists to protect and improve England’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. This includes responsibility for:
- promoting healthier lifestyles, making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups
- protecting the nation from public health hazards, and preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
- identifying and preparing for future public health challenges
- supporting local authorities and the NHS to plan and provide health and social care services such as immunisation and screening programmes
- researching, collecting and analysing data to improve understanding of public health challenges.
Resources from this organisation:
An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16–59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This toolkit outlines the duty of care employers have to employees and what their role is in preventing and tackling domestic abuse.
Good musculoskeletal (MSK) health is integral to a full working life, and there's a clear link between MSK problems and mental health and wellbeing. This toolkit explains the issues and has practical guidance to promote MSK health in the workplace.
Good physical health is closely linked to good mental health—and low physical activity and poor eating habits can undermine this. This toolkit has information and ideas to help employers take a positive approach to activity and diet.
Sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing: better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living better. This toolkit has insight and advice for employers to address the increasingly damaging sleep-loss epidemic.
A toolkit to support senior leadership, line managers, HR and occupational health and safety professionals to develop strategies to reduce the risk of a suicide that impacts the workplace, identify staff who may have suicidal feelings, and deal with crises.
A proactive approach to workplace mental health can help you grow your staff and your organisation. This toolkit is designed to help small and medium organisations build a culture that champions good mental health.
A toolkit to support employers in their response to an employee taking their own life, at work or outside the workplace. It covers a complete timeline: from immediate discovery and dissemination of the news to post-traumatic support and grief.