A Plymouth business is celebrating after achieving Bronze status within the Wellbeing at Work Award programme and receiving recognition for its work to improve the health and wellbeing of its staff.
The Plymouth Child Maintenance Group Centre has been working alongside Wellbeing at Work for a number of years and has established Wellbeing Champions, an annual health needs assessment, and a health and wellbeing steering group.
Nita Dodd, Advanced Health Improvement Practitioner at Livewell Southwest, said: “The Plymouth CMG Centre have shown real commitment and dedication to staff in terms of wellbeing. There are four Wellbeing Champions in place and employees have attended a number of wellbeing training courses including Mental Health & Wellbeing.
“The Wellbeing Team have also run Know Your Measurements clinics and have Eatwell workshops planned in November and January 2020. With a wellbeing action plan in place the business is in good shape to start working towards the next level of the awards programme – Silver!”
In order to achieve a Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award, businesses have to set up a working group, carry out a workplace needs assessment, a health and safety assessment and establish wellbeing champions who are responsible for helping colleagues to keep healthy. Throughout the process they are supported by a Wellbeing at Work Advisor who offers support and guidance.
Claire Reader, Wellbeing Plymouth Service Centre Support Team at Plymouth Child Maintenance Group Centre said “CMG is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace with a programme of Wellbeing activities and education to support our colleagues. Our large community benefits from an individual and team based focus on wellbeing as part of our everyday approach to making this a great place to work.”
The Plymouth Child Maintenance Group Centre will be presented with their award at the Wellbeing at Work Annual Update on the 29th January at Boringdon Golf Club.