Business Health Matters

Improving Wellbeing in the Workplace

The Business Health Matters programme has been developed to support local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.

Ribble Valley Borough Council is proud to be a partner in the initiative, which is being led by Active Lancashire and supported by a range of organisations including UCLan, Lancashire Mind, UKactive, Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Chambers of Commerce, Sport England and Lancashire County Council.

By delivering training, health screenings and supportive interventions in workplaces, through a network of local authorities and leisure trust staff, Business Health Matters empowers employees to improve their overall health whilst employers benefit from increased productivity within their workforces.

There are two major strands to the Business Health Matters programme:

  • Workplace Health Champion Training
  • Workplace Health Screenings

Could your workplace benefit? Register your interest and receive further information.

What is Workplace Health Champion Training?

Funded by the EU's European Social Fund (ESF), this FREE training programme will create a network of 5,000 health ambassadors across Lancashire who will each encourage a healthier and happier workplace environment.

This training offer includes:

  • Level 2 Workplace Health Champion qualification (NCFE-accredited)
  • Level 3 Workplace Health Champion qualification (NCFE-accredited)
  • Basic skills training (inc. Mathematics, English, ESOL)

Training is open to Lancashire-based SMEs who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their staff. Delivered by Active Lancashire and a number of partners, via a tutor workforce, the training is designed to:

  • Upgrade the health and wellbeing knowledge, skills and competencies of employees
  • Drive positive change in workplace health within businesses across Lancashire
  • Enhance the employability of working individuals

Discover more by visiting the official Business Health Matters website and registering your interest.