NICHS Well Team - Workplace Health and Support
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Well Team

 

 

What is Well Team?

Well Team is a FREE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Support Service, funded by the Public Health Agency. It is open to small and medium sized workplaces who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their employees in a workplace setting and are based in the Northern HSC Trust area. This covers workplaces in the areas of Antrim to Coleraine and Cookstown to Larne.

Well Team is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy Workplace Framework and Model, taking place over 3 stages:

Stage 1 – The workplace will complete a Well Team Registration of Interest Form and NICHS will arrange an initial meeting with the workplace contact.

Stage 2 – A Workplace Health and Wellbeing Assessment will be circulated to all staff for completion. This enables the workplace to establish a baseline assessment of staff health needs. Each workplace will identify Workplace Health Champions who will be trained and supported to develop a Health and Wellbeing Action Plan and to disseminate health initiatives based on assessment results.

Stage 3 – Workplaces will be supported to develop a 3 year health and wellbeing plan and be encouraged to apply for local Health and Wellbeing Awards.

 

What have employers said about Well Team?

“With only 6 months into our action plan we have already seen incredible benefits from weight loss, increased exercise and quitting smoking.”

Clare Adair

Accounts Administrator

Stephens Catering Equipment Ltd, Broughshane

“The support received from Emma McCrudden has been excellent. I cannot recommend any improvements, keep doing what you are doing, this is a brilliant programme.”

Adele McIvor

Marketing & Business Development Manager

The Workspace Group, Draperstown

“It has got employees to come together and engage and offer up suggestions for future events, employees are enjoying taking new healthier lifestyle choices.  It has also helped improve relationships between Office and Factory employees. NICHS has been very supportive in helping us implement our Health & Wellbeing Action Plan.” 

Ingrid Napier

SHEQ Officer

Mivan Marine Limited, Antrim

 

How do I find out more information?

Please complete the Well Team Registration of Interest Form and send it to Emma McCrudden on emccrudden@nichs.org.uk who will be in touch with you shortly. Download the form here.