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A Healthy Result for the Wellbeing of Staff and Students

The University of Wolverhampton has been awarded a healthy status for its commitment to the wellbeing of its staff and students.

Following a recent assessment, Public Health England has granted the University the prestigious Workplace Wellbeing Charter Status – one of only a small number of universities to achieve the award.

Steph Harris, Director of Human Resources at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We’re delighted to have been successful in achieving the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Status, demonstrating the University’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff and students.

“As one of three largest employers in Wolverhampton, we’re part of a city-wide ‘Healthy City’ initiative – in conjunction with City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton NHS Trusts. There is strong evidence to show that having a healthy workforce can lower staff turnover and boost productivity.

“The Status means that we can partner with relevant local councils and NHS Trusts across our campus regions to support further Healthy Workplace initiatives, including regular Health Fairs and targeted support and advice for staff and students on campaigns such as smoking cessation.”

The assessment process involved benchmarking current practice against commitment, achievement or excellence with focus on leadership, absence management, health and safety, mental health, smoking, physical activity and healthy eating and alcohol.

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:15

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