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Thrive at Work Commitment

The University is committed to providing an environment that supports the wellbeing of both staff and students - read Warwick's commitment to the wellbeing of its community and the University of Warwick Wellbeing Strategy 2020-24. Warwick held the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Mark from 2017 - 2019. We are now working towards the Thrive at Work Commitment.

If you'd like to learn more about the University's work in this area and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

 

Health Needs Assessment Survey

To inform the University's work on wellbeing and to ascertain where more support may be required, staff were asked to complete a Health Needs Assessment Survey. The survey included questions covering a number of wellbeing issues, including food and nutrition, smoking, physical activity, workplace culture, and more.

The 2019 HNA survey was launched in February 2019, and remained open for one month, during which time a total of 902 people completed it.

Read a summary of findings from the 2019 Health Needs Assessment Survey here.

 

Key Areas Covered

The Thrive at Work Commitment covers five key areas - click the title of each section to find links to sources of information and support relevant to each section:

    Enablers of Health, which includes:

    • Board level engagement.
    • Line manager support.
    • Health and Wellbeing lead(s).
    • Policies & procedures.
    • Attendance management.
    • Health & Safety.
    • Social value.

    Mental Health, which includes:

    • Identification.
    • Prevention.
    • Self-Management.
    • Treatment.

    Musculoskeletal Health, which includes:

    • Identification.
    • Prevention.
    • Self-Management.
    • Treatment.

    Lifestyles, which includes:

    • Smoking.
    • Alcohol and substance use.
    • Healthy eating, drinking & weight.
    • Physical activity.
    • Active travel.

    External Risks to Health, which includes:

    • Financial health.
    • Domestic abuse.
    • Caring responsibilities.

     

    Enablers of Health

    Find below links to internal and external resources and sources of support relating to board level engagement, line manager support, Health and Wellbeing lead(s), policies & procedures, attendance management, Health & Safety, and social value:

     

    Mental Health

    Find below links to internal and external resources and sources of support relating to identification, prevention, self-management, and treatment of mental health problems:

     

    Musculoskeletal Health

    Find below links to internal and external resources and sources of support relating to identification, prevention, self-management, treatment of musculoskeletal issues:

     

    Lifestyles

    Find below links to internal and external resources and sources of support relating to smoking, alcohol and substance use, healthy eating, drinking & weight, physical activity, and active travel:

    Smoking

    Smoking impacts on your health in the long term and can be related to a number of illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and strokes. There are a number of organisations that can support you in your efforts to stop smoking, such as:

    Alcohol and substance use

    Healthy eating, drinking & weight

    Physical activity

     

    External Risks to Health

    Find below links to internal and external resources and sources of support relating to financial health, domestic abuse, and caring responsibilities:

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