The first education based employer in Plymouth has received the Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award in recognition for its work to improve the health and wellbeing of its staff. The Learning Academies Trust who have eight diverse primary schools across Plymouth, joined the Wellbeing at Work scheme run by Livewell Southwest in June and the central HR team have been leading the wellbeing work needed to achieve the Bronze status. Amy Bosworth, HR Business Partner at Learning Academies Trust will be presented with the award at the Wellbeing at Work Annual Update Annual at Boringdon Golf Park on 29th January.
In order to achieve a 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 by coming up with different initiatives.
Dan Lashbrook Health Improvement Practitioner, Livewell Southwest, said: ‘Learning Academies Trust has shown a dedication and enthusiasm to support the wellbeing of their staff throughout the trust. The wellbeing champions have created resources such as their own newsletter to promote the activities they have been taking part in to promote wellbeing. The trust now has a wellbeing champion within each of their schools and they have an action plan in place for the silver award which will focus on supporting the mental health of employees.’
Amy said: “We are committed to the wellbeing of everyone within our Trust and are extremely proud to achieve this award. We have a great team of Wellbeing Champions with representation from each of our eight schools and central team. We have already started working towards the Silver Award, kicking off with the Mental Health First Aid qualification in March, which will result in having someone trained at each of our schools”
“We work closely with ACAS and the Trade Unions to ensure we have a holistic approach to staff wellbeing and are excited about the relationships we can develop in the future with businesses across the city”