Implementation of the Healthy Workplace Charter in Harrow
The Public Health Directorate Harrow Council leads on implementation of the London Healthy Workplace Charter in Harrow. This initiative was launched by the Greater London Authority (GLA) in 2012 to recognise and support business investment in staff health and wellbeing.
The London Healthy Workplace Charter is a self assessment process that helps organisations to look at how different aspects of health and wellbeing for employees are managed at a corporate level and ways of addressing them, for example:
- tobacco use
- physical activity
- healthy eating
- problematic use of alcohol and other substances
- mental health
Success of businesses directly relate to staff performance. By having healthy and happy staff, employees will perform better. Addressing poor health and sickness absences, businesses can make significant savings. There is evidence to show that taking care of employees' health and mental wellbeing does pay off. Changes preventing poor health are cost effective and can be implemented quite easily.
The Public Health Directorate offers advice and support to businesses interested in taking part in the London Healthy Workplace Charter. The level of support depends on the result of self assessment. This assessment helps businesses to recognise gaps at the corporate level and plan actions to support health and wellbeing at work.
For more details on the Healthy Workplace Charter download the Public Health Support Guidance Notes.