My wellbeing

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Your health and wellbeing is our priority

We want to improve the delivery of services to the residents of our borough through a high performing, healthy and motivated workforce.

As an employer we are continually reviewing and introducing new initiatives to maintain your good health and wellbeing, both in and out of work. We have a dedicated Wellbeing group whose aim is to promote, engage and raise awareness of work life balance, healthier lifestyles and to organise events and various health campaigns.

Workplace health, safety and wellbeing toolkit

Wellbeing toolkitThe council believes that wellbeing at work is important because healthy and motivated staff are more likely to deliver great services to our residents. The workplace should be a supportive and productive environment, but it should also be fun!

The toolkit has been created by the Workplace Wellbeing Group and aims to give you and your team some ideas on activities that you can organise as a team which can help make the workplace a fun place to be and raise your team’s morale in the process.

Your toolkit to make a difference:

  • What activities can I or my team organise?
  • What challenges are out there?
  • What things can we collect together?
  • How far can we walk?
  • Where can I get help?

Find the answers in the document below...

PDF document Workplace health safety and wellbeing toolkit 2017 (PDF, 224 kb)

Employee Assistance Programme

You have access to a range of valuable telephone services. The services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Employee Assistance Programme offers our member of staff free, confidential and independent support to help them balance their work, family and personal lives.

Mental health and wellbeing

Taking steps to maintain and improve your mental health can have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing. This page describes the range of services offered by the council and national organisations to help people improve their mental wellbeing.

If you are concerned about your mental health, or that of a close relative or friend please review the links below for further information and support.

Employee assistance programme

To find out more about the employee's assistance programme logon to B Rewarded and view information under Other Benefits


Do you feel that you could benefit from talking to someone? You may have issues concerning stress, bereavement, family problems or health concerns that you will be able to discuss with a confidential counsellor.

The council recognises that our staff may benefit from face to face counselling sessions and if you wish to consider this option, please speak to your manager or HR Business Partner. Further information can be found by reading the Counselling guidelines.

Links to useful information

Information and support for everyday living and wellbeing
Mindfulness has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety
Ten ways to look after your mental health
Wellbeing self-assessment
Stress and mental health work

The Wellbeing Group

The Wellbeing group is actively working to promote a healthy workplace. If you would like further information or guidance on forthcoming events, please contact the Wellbeing group by emailing or speak to an individual member of the group.

Louise Stoner 01256 845776 (Ext 2776)
Rachael Hopkins 01256 845215 (Ext 2215)
Claire Leaney 01256 845481 (Ext 2481)
Joanna Mansbridge 01256 845347 (Ext 2347)
Paul Beaumont 01256 845263 (Ext 2263)
Julia Leavey 01256 845682 (Ext 2682)
Ben Straffon 01256 845628 (Ext 2628)
Jim Bates 01256 818404
Alison Jones 01256 845329 (Ext 2329)

Discounted local gym memberships

Access to several local gyms at lower membership rates, full details can be found on our employee rewards and benefits website, logon to B Rewarded and view information under Other Benefits

Ongoing events - 2017

On-site clinical massage

Clinical massage sessions provided by Nicola Stevens Massage. Appointments are available once a month and last 30 minutes (subject to change). If you are referred for treatment by your GP, you can reclaim the cost through the healthcare cash plan if you are a member. Privacy is ensured at all appointments.

If you would like to know more about Nicola and her treatments, please visit her website -


Interested in improving your strength, balance and flexibility? If you are, then why not join the on-site yoga sessions. Gentle Yoga is great for those who just want to take it slower. This class focuses on releasing tension, connecting with the breath and working with the joints. Yoga is suitable for all levels of ability and fitness. Classes run once a week, subject to availability.

Update on previous events

Annual staff rounders tournament

The annual rounders tournament brings staff from all areas of the council together. In 2016, there was a record turnout with 11 teams, and over 80 participants entering the tournament from across the council. Even the rain didn’t seem to dampen spirits!

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