Work can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Healthy and well motivated employees can have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business.
Download a Fee Advisory booklet - Health Work and Wellbeing from ACAS
Responsibility for health and wellbeing at work belongs to both employers and employees. The key factors that can determine whether workers will have a positive or negative relationship with work are:
- the relationships between line managers and employees
- whether employees are involved in organisational issues and decisions
- job design
- availability and acceptability of flexible working
- awareness of occupational health issues.
This section includes advice on common issues such as musculoskeletal disorders, mental health, stress and alcohol and drug problems. It doesn't have information about statutory health and safety responsibilities: for more information about this, visit www.hse.gov.uk.