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Employers share employee wellbeing best practice to improve productivity

Over 70 delegates attended the Regional Workplace Wellbeing Practitioner event at Wyboston Lakes Training Centre on 6 March to gain a greater knowledge of the impact of improving employee wellbeing in the workplace.

This event, convened by Business Action on Public Health in the East of England, gave guests from across both the private and public sector the opportunity to hear from local employers working to address the issue of workplace wellbeing.  These included Joanne Collins, HR Business Partner at Dalehead Foods and Shelia Hemmingway and Nikki Kerbell from Unilever who all spoke about their experience of delivering their own employee wellbeing programmes and its impact on business productivity.

Potential solutions were shared with attendees through four breakout sessions allowing guests to gain an understanding of how to breakdown the stigma of mental wellbeing in the workplace; how to sustain their wellbeing strategy by engaging staff; how to engage staff in a wellbeing programme and the business benefits of improving staff wellbeing.

Sessions were hosted by Wellbeing experts from Perkins Engines, Axiom Housing and Public Health partners to offer attendees the opportunity to access free wellbeing training to improve their employee’s health.

“The event was very informative, it was good to hear what other organisations are doing and how they are delivering wellbeing initiatives in the workplace, too. It has given me some great inspiration and new ideas.” Guest at the event

“Being able to share what we are doing at Dalehead Foods with other organisations can only help to improve the wellbeing of employees across the region. I hope those who attended took something from the presentation that they can implement back in the workplace.”  Joanne Collins, HR Business Partner, Dalehead Foods