The Health Themes

As part of our continued commitment to help the people of East Lancashire live long and healthy lives and improve health and wellbeing in the area, the Up & Active Workplaces programme has been developed. Our aim is to help support businesses to make small changes to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The health themes featured have been chosen because they are the areas which represent major health challenges for the UK as a whole and so are supported with various national campaigns that businesses can tap into for support. So whether you are a micro company or large organization, some of the health themes featured in this initiative, are likely to be affecting some of your staff and therefore your business.

Eat Well

Healthy eating is essential for good health and contributes to positive well being.

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Move More

Physical activity is essential for good health and contributes to positive well being.

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Go Green

The sustainability of our planet is dependent upon each and every one of us taking small steps to reduce our carbon footprint...

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Feel Better

We all have the potential to improve our mental health and this responsibility should be taken seriously.

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Drink Safe

There is a clear link between the misuse of alcohol and reduced safety, productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

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Be Flexible

Back pain and other musculoskeletal aches and pains are the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK.

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Breathe Easier

Employers have a legal obligation to protect the health of all employees and since July 1st 2007 smoking has been banned from all public places including places of work and leisure.

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Healthy Workplaces

Creating healthy workplaces is a process not an outcome and the whole workplace should be encouraged to participate in order to create a holistic view of health. Everyone from the top down and the bottom up has a stake in improving health at work. All stakeholders should be involved in the development and implementation in order to increase their knowledge, understand their role and responsibilities in making changes for themselves and to create a healthy workplace ethos that can be sustained and expanded on for the future.

Improving health at work and creating healthy places in which to work makes sense. It makes sense for employers, it makes sense for employees. Creating your healthy workplace will contribute to long term benefits for all and better health means better business.

This programme provides you with all the advice and guidance a workplace needs to begin work to improve health in their workplace. From the moment you sign up you will have the support of the Up & Active Workplaces Team and you will have your own Business Health Advisor supporting and guiding you as you progress.