Advisory booklet - Health, work and wellbeing

Booklet summary

Work can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Healthy and well-motivated employees can have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business. This booklet helps you to understand the interaction between health and wellbeing and work by focusing on:

  • the relationships between line managers and employees
  • the importance of getting employees involved
  • job design, flexible working and the use of occupational health.

"Managing health, work and wellbeing is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee."

We also take a closer look at mental health, musculoskeletal disorders and stress. There are sample policies for managing alcohol and drug problems at Appendix 2.

The booklet does not deal in detail with an employer's statutory health and safety responsibilities.

The booklet is available to download below. Alternatively, hard copies are available to order from our Publications site.