There is strong evidence to show that having a healthy workforce can reduce sickness absence, lower staff turnover and boost productivity – this is good for employers, workers and the wider economy.

Public Health England and the Work Foundation have produced 13 infographics to help raise awareness and understanding of the relationship between health and work.

This page signposts to a number of guides that have been produced to help businesses look after the health and wellbeing of their staff.

If you’re interested in being involved in any future council initiatives on workplace health please email to be added to our database.

Mental health

Business in the Community and Public Health England have joined together to produce a

Mental health charity Mind have a number of free resources for employers on looking after employees mental wellbeing.

The Mental Health Foundation and employee benefits specialist Unum have produced a guide on managing mental health in the workplace.

Physical wellbeing

Business in the Community and Public Health England have produced a toolkit for employers on musculoskeletal health in the workplace featuring checklists of actions and training for managers and employees.


Public Health England offer advice for businesses & employers on creating their own policies on the use of e-cigarettes.