The Workplace Wellbeing group is led by the Public Health Directorate, working alongside colleagues from public, private, and third party sectors.
Together we produced the Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit, which is a helpful and practical guide to support local organisations in implementing Wellbeing initiatives at their workplace. We hope to see the Workplace Wellbeing culture embedded within organisations to make for a more productive and prosperous Island. The toolkit outlines key areas to focus on as part of a workplace health programme including:
Alcohol and drug use: reducing the negative impacts of problem drinking and drug use
Climate change: improving your workplace's sustainability by changing workplace practises can have a positive impact on staff mental health and the overall wellbeing of the Island
Domestic abuse: enabling open discussion and knowing how to spot the signs
Financial wellbeing: poor financial wellbeing can impact negatively on employee productivity and engagement
Menopause: encouraging open discussion to help women in this age group cope with potential symptoms
Nutrition: ensuring healthy eating choices are available to employees to improve productivity and overall wellbeing at work
Physical activity: providing opportunities for employees to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives
Positive mental health: supporting employees who are experiencing mental health problems
Sleep: understanding employees' individual sleep patterns and generating ideas on how they can sleep better
Smoking cessation: supporting employees who want to quit smoking to minimise the risk of poor health
Stress management: helping employees to manage stress to minimise the risk of associated health concerns
Working from home: ensuring employees are safe and productive when working from home while also respecting the same work-life balance as in the office.
COVID-19 will have undoubtedly had a great impact on your work and workplace wellbeing over the past couple of years and your may find these links useful below:
Since 2016, the group has held an annual Workplace Wellbeing Conference incorporating the principals outlined in the toolkit. The event is open to representatives from all types of local businesses and organisations. Each workshop features a range of speakers covering topics dedicated to improving workplace wellbeing.
To find out more about how workplace wellbeing can help your organisation, contact:
Public Health Directorate
Isle of Man
+44 1624 642639
Page reviewed: November 2021