Workplace Wellbeing policy template

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Our Workplace Wellbeing Policy template prioritises employee health and happiness, outlining strategies and resources to cultivate a positive and supportive work environment.

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What is a Workplace Wellbeing policy?

The Workplace Wellbeing Policy establishes guidelines and initiatives to promote physical, mental, and emotional health among employees. It outlines strategies for creating a supportive work environment, including access to resources, flexible working arrangements, and mental health support services.

The policy aims to prioritise employee wellbeing, enhance productivity, and foster a positive workplace culture.

By implementing a Workplace Wellbeing Policy, organisations demonstrate their commitment to the holistic health and happiness of their employees. This policy helps to reduce stress, absenteeism, and burnout, while improving overall job satisfaction and employee retention.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this policy be issued?
During onboarding / after changes / planned refresher
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this policy, and to whom?
Internally issued to appropriate recipients in your Company
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this policy be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

What legislation or best practices underpin this template / should I be aware of?

United Kingdom
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Imposes a duty on employers to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of employees, encompassing mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Equality Act 2010: Requires employers to consider the needs of employees with disabilities or health conditions, including mental health issues, in promoting workplace wellbeing.

  • Data Protection Act 2018 (incorporating GDPR): Mandates the handling of personal data in the workplace wellbeing policy in compliance with data protection principles.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: Requires employers to conduct risk assessments, including those related to stress and mental health, and take measures to address identified risks.

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Other territories

Refer to your local employment legislation / labor laws to support the execution of the template. Review the wording for local accuracy.

Workplace Wellbeing

Overview

At [Company Name], we believe that the wellbeing of our employees is paramount to our success. We recognise that a healthy and supportive work environment fosters productivity, creativity, and overall job satisfaction. Therefore, we are committed to promoting employee wellbeing and prioritising the physical, mental, and emotional health of our workforce.

Scope

This policy is applicable to all employees of [company name].

General principles

Objectives

The objectives of our Workplace Wellbeing Policy are to:

  • Promote a culture of wellbeing throughout the organisation.
  • Provide support and resources to employees to enhance their physical and mental health.
  • Foster a safe and supportive work environment where employees feel valued and respected.
  • Proactively address workplace stressors and prevent burnout.
  • Encourage work-life balance and flexible working arrangements where feasible.

Responsibilities

Management:

  • Senior management is responsible for championing and promoting the Workplace Wellbeing Policy.
  • Managers are responsible for implementing and enforcing the policy within their teams, including providing necessary resources and support.

Human Resources (HR):

  • HR is responsible for developing, implementing, and regularly reviewing wellbeing initiatives and programs.
  • HR will provide support and guidance to employees on accessing wellbeing resources and services.

Employees:

  • Employees are encouraged to actively participate in wellbeing initiatives and take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
  • Employees should report any concerns related to wellbeing to their managers or HR.

Wellbeing Initiatives and Support

We will provide a range of initiatives and support services to promote employee wellbeing, including but not limited to:

  • Access to confidential Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for mental health support.
  • Wellness workshops, seminars, and training sessions.
  • Flexible working arrangements to accommodate personal needs.
  • Health and fitness resources, such as gym memberships or wellness stipends.
  • Regular health screenings and wellness assessments.
  • Stress management programs and resources.
  • Promotion of work-life balance through policies and practices.

Confidentiality and Privacy

All information disclosed by employees regarding their health and wellbeing will be treated confidentially and in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Review and Revision

This Workplace Wellbeing Policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure its effectiveness and relevance to the organisation's goals and objectives. Feedback from employees will be considered in the review process, and necessary revisions will be made accordingly.

Compliance

All employees are expected to comply with this policy and support the organisation's efforts to promote employee wellbeing.

By adhering to this Workplace Wellbeing Policy, we aim to create a supportive and nurturing work environment where every employee can thrive and achieve their full potential.

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This policy [does not] form[s] part of your terms and conditions of employment.

Version: [1.0]

Issue date: [date]

Author: [name, job title]

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  • It's easily editable and implementable, saving you time and money
  • It's designed by CIPD accedited Chartered HR practitioners with operational experience in this area
  • You will maintain compliance with ACAS guidelines, legislation, and industry best practices
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