Helping businesses create a happier, healthier workforce

We all know that ill health of employee’s leads to loss of production, staff turnover and absenteeism which has a cost implication for organisations. One way to tackle this is by using physical activity to improve the physical and mental health of employees. Illness related absences cost UK workplaces £14.9billion per year.

Reducing staff absences by one day per year can save workplaces £1000s each year.

The workplace wellbeing programme aims to increase physical activity levels of employees across Hertfordshire.  The wellbeing programme encompasses a range of activities to support employees to become more physically active:

  • Summer after work sports competitions (May – September)
  • Training for Workplace Activity Champions
  • Providing advice on how to encourage your staff to be more active at work
  • Giving you contact details of local physical activity instructors to help you set up activity sessions at your workplace
  • Health MOT’s (using Bodytrax)
  • Participating in monthly challenges through the Workplace Challenge Website
  • Equipment loan for office sports equipment

 

Summer Workplace competitions

Summer socials with your work mates

Come and join us for some social after work sports. All activities are suitable for beginners. Open to all businesses and organisations from across Hertfordshire.

DateSportVenueTeam size and costBook
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
6.30 – 8pm
Raft building (10 per team)Stanborough Lakes, WGC
AL8 6DQ
10 per team.
Entry fee: £50
Book Raft Building
Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
6 – 8pm
Dodgeball (6 a side)Herts Sports Village, Hatfield
AL10 9EU
6 - 8 per team
Entry fee: £40
Book Dodgeball
Thursday, 20th September 2018
6 – 8pm
Beach volleyball (6 a side)Verulamium Park, St Albans
AL3 4SW
6 - 8 per team
Entry fee: £40
Book Beach Volleyball

The above activities are being organised by the Herts Sports Partnership, Hertfordshire Sports Village and Apex Multi Sports.

For further information, please contact Amelia Hall at the Herts Sports Partnership via email: a.hall4@herts.ac.uk or call 01707 281201.

 

 

Workplace champions

Are you passionate about the benefits of physical activity? Have you thought about becoming a workplace champion?

In becoming a Workplace Challenge Champion, you gain valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of your colleagues through activity. You receive all the training and resources you need and it doesn’t cost you or your workplace a thing!

For more information about coming a Workplace Champion, please visit Workplace Challenge.

There are also a number of helpful resources for champions on the Herts County Council Website.  Pick up some tips to improve the health and well being of your colleagues!