Training Needs for Wellbeing Champions Analysed
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an increasing focus on preventative wellbeing strategies. This is influenced by the growing understanding of the health impacts of lifestyle-related diseases and the need for holistic approaches to wellbeing to cope with new workplace challenges. By focusing on health and wellness promotion within the workplace, the occurrence of ill health can be prevented before its onset. To achieve this, it is vital that wellbeing strategy translates into action at all levels of the business.
Wellbeing initiatives and support need to be delivered locally and inclusively to all employees. However, achieving this consistently can be a challenge, especially where employees work across multiple locations and shift patterns. A network of wellbeing champions who provide peer-to-peer support and lead by example, is one way of overcoming this hurdle, and will help to bridge the gap between strategy and practice.