Workforce Mental Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Campaign
Businesses and organisations have faced challenging times throughout the pandemic and this will likely have an ongoing impact on the workforce.
Workplace changes, financial concerns and personal circumstances can all affect a workers Mental Wellbeing.
The Workforce Mental Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention campaign aims to support Fife's workforce by emphasising the importance of supporting each other #ItsEveryonesJob.
Workplace Team Objectives
The Workplace Team provide free and confidential support and advice to help Fife employers and workers create a healthier and safer working environment to promote Good Work.
Employers are supported to proactively identify health, safety and wellbeing issues in the workplace.
Employers develop and implement supportive policies and practices that protect and improve workers' physical and mental health.
Employers support workers to remain in and return to work.
Supportive work environments encourage positive worker behaviour change.
Fair employment and good work for all is a key priority in Fife and nationally
Workplace Team Services
- Provision of expert advice and guidance
- Occupational Health and Safety needs assessment visits
- Workplace Health needs assessments
- Workplace training and awareness sessions
- Workplace policy development
- Employee Wellbeing Surveys
- Provision of health improvement information and resources
- Local support for the national Healthy Working Lives programme in accordance with Partnership Agreement
- Signposting to partner programmes such as Working Health Services in Fife
- Develop and deliver local workplace health, safety and wellbeing projects and events in Fife
Good Work is important to reducing health inequalities that, in Scotland, are widest for people of working age. Working with employers will be essential in achieving national health and wellbeing outcomes for health and social care.
Good work is achievable and is also good for your business.
Characteristics of Good Work
- Safe and secure jobs
- Autonomy in decision making
- Work that is demanding whilst not overtaxing
- Fair reward
- Development opportunity to achieve potential
- Non threatening workplace – without discrimination
- Employee voice is heard
- Work life balance is maintained
- Rehabilitating when necessary
- Health promoting workplace
Local and National Strategies
'Staff Support & Sustaining Service during COVID-19' - Frontline Fife
'Increasing Physical Activity' - Bandrum Nursing Home
'Why Develop a Mentally Healthy Workplace?' - Fife Engineering Sector
'Promoting Health at Work: Healthy Eating' - Kingdom Housing Association & Rolls Royce
'Working From Home: The Transition' - Kingdom Housing Association
'Promoting Health at Work: Mens Health' - FNGL Mossmorran
'Promoting Health at Work: Wellbeing Week' - Marine Harvest
'Developing Health, Safety & Wellbeing in the Construction Sector' - Raeburn Construction