Wellbeing at Work Award
The Wellbeing at Work Award recognises employers’ commitment to supporting employee wellbeing through an accreditation programme. The programme is operated by Public Health at East Sussex County Council and provides a framework for improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.
About the Awards
East Sussex Wellbeing at Work is the county standard of good practice in health and wellbeing in the workplace. The programme will guide employers on a journey of health improvement through a framework of awards which contain specific criteria to achieve. The programme takes a holistic approach, covering the following topics:
- Physical Activity and Active Travel
- Healthy Eating
- Musculoskeletal Health and Health & Safety
- Mental Health
- Sickness Absence, Return to Work and Prevention
- Alcohol, Substance Misuse, and Stop Smoking
- Leadership, Management and Workplace Culture
Holding a Wellbeing at Work award will set your organisation apart as an employer of choice when it comes to supporting employee health and wellbeing, whilst also enjoying the benefits. Once you have received an award, you will be able to say your wellbeing initiatives meet the county standard in workplace health practice, and you will be able to show this to your employees and clients/customers with our marketing materials pack.
What awards are available?
Optional introductory Award
Wellbeing at Work Commitment
A pledge to improve workplace health and wellbeing, available for all workplace sizes.
To achieve this award an employer must pledge to improve well being in their organisation, conduct an employee health assessment and take forward one action for improvement.
The committed employer award can be used as a launchpad for your journey to workplace awards relevant to your size of organisation.
Small Business Awards
for organisations with 2 to 49 employees
Work your way though the awards from bronze to gold. These awards are for organisations with 2 to 49 employees. Each award has 10 criteria to meet.
for organisations with 50 or more employees
Work your way though the awards from bronze to gold. These awards are for organisations with 50 plus employees. Each award has 20 criteria to meet.
The Wellbeing at work business awards pathway:
Awards journeys are dependent on you businesses size.
Optional entry level Commitment Award.
This is a great place to start for organisations who are thinking about starting a wellbeing improvement journey for the first time. This light touch, simple to achieve award is open to employers of all sizes. To achieve commitment award, the workplace must undertake an employee health needs assessment survey and highlight one action to take forward from the results.
For businesses who want to dive straight in, or have already started making some positive changes to support wellbeing in the workplace, you may want to consider starting with the Bronze award. Bronze award is based on business size, read more below:
The Bronze award is focused on building the foundations of a healthy workplace. Bronze is a great place to start for workplaces that are keen to dive straight into improving wellbeing in their workplace, or have already started making some positive changes.
Small business bronze award: 10 criteria to complete.
Business bronze award: 20 criteria to complete.
The Silver award is available to workplaces who have achieved bronze status, and are looking to further develop wellbeing as part of their organisations ethos.
Small business silver award: 10 criteria to complete.
Business silver award: 20 criteria to complete.
The Gold award is available to workplaces who have achieved silver status, and are looking to take their wellbeing programme to new heights, embedding health and wellbeing in the organisations culture and becoming a role model for other employers.
Small business gold award: 10 criteria to complete.
Business gold award: 20 criteria to complete.
All businesses and organisations of any sector based in East Sussex that employ more than 1 employee can join the Awards programme. If you are a sole trader, you can still seek wellbeing at work support by accessing our Resources or getting in touch with us.
How it works
Once you have registered, we’ll provide you with a welcome pack and supporting criteria handbook, with a step-by-step guide on the accreditation process and a ‘how to’ implement the criteria framework. We will also book a welcome meeting to talk you through how the programme works and answer any questions you may have. The Wellbeing at Work team offer bespoke 1-1 guidance and advice to ensure that workplaces are supported on their journey to accreditation.
By registering, you’ll gain a secure login to this website, where you are able to manage your accreditation progress and upload supporting evidence towards each award.