Find your starting point
Firstly, find patterns in sickness and turnover and how you can address them.
Ask your team what they need so you can meet their expectations and have a lasting impact. You can do this by carrying out a staff health and wellbeing survey or by talking to staff if you have a small team.
You can use our survey and get a free workplace health report by joining the Medway Healthy Workplace programme.
Get people involved
For a lasting impact, you'll need senior management support and staff involvement from all levels of your organisation.
You can get people involve by speaking to staff who can champion and help you run the programme.
You can offer training for champions so that they feel supported in sharing the health messages. Our A Better Medway Champions programme can give your staff the skills and knowledge to champion health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Draw up an action plan
Once you know what you need to focus on, draw up an action plan with your staff champions. You can keep track of national health campaigns that could give you helpful resources.
Make use of your resources
You can make the best use of resources on offer in your community. Find out what local programmes can give advice, guidance and support.
Review what you’re offering
You can evaluate and adapt what you’re offering based on feedback if something isn’t working.
Staff surveys can help you check on progress against your action plan. They can also monitor success by reviewing absence rates and turnover to see if it’s improving.
Invest in your healthy workplace programme
Businesses have reported that for every £1 spent on health and wellbeing initiatives between £2 and £32 is saved.