Hertfordshire Health Champions representatives gather to share best practice

As part of the Hertfordshire Public Health workplace offer aimed at helping to improve the wellbeing of employees, almost 35 Workplace Health Champions from across the private and public sectors came together to share best practice and experiences from their peers. The knowledge gained will be a useful tool in managing employee wellbeing in the workplace.

With around 200 Workplace Health Champions in situ across Hertfordshire, Business in the Community in partnership with Hertfordshire Public Health, held its third Workplace Champions Network Forum event at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield.

Delegates were able to learn more about how to identify and manage stress in the workplace and heard from Tom May, Hertfordshire Public Health about the health and wellbeing priorities for the workplace as well as about the Public Health campaigns and communications strategy for 2015.

A presentation was also given by the British Liver Trust on their ‘Love your Liver’ Campaign.

The delegates, who had already been trained by the Royal Society of Public Health as accredited workplace health champions, exchanged best practice and updated the group on wellbeing activities undertaken within their organisations. The RSPH accredited trainer, Sara Mudhar lead the session and encouraged delegates to take away action plans for the coming months to maintain momentum within the workplace.

 “The Champion training was very informative, it was good to hear what other organisations are doing, too. Lots of ideas for resources.”

 “I will share the day with my other Workplace Health Champions and will look at integrating the ‘Love your Liver’ initiative into our in-house campaigns.”