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The Workplace Health Games – Active Blackpool
September 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Active Blackpool are running a free event on Friday 9th September 10am-2pm to launch Active Blackpool’s workplace health offer.
Join the Active Blackpool Business Health Matters team with your colleagues for a day packed full of fun activities to your workforce happier, healthier and more resilient.
The Workplace Health Games event will include:
-An opportunity to find out about our services and how we can support workplace health (L2 & 3 Workplace Health Champion Training, health checks, active travel, weight management courses, team building and corporate memberships)
-Team building sessions (including low ropes, rock climbing and crate stacking)
Active Blackpool are a partners of the Business Health Matters programme, aiming to improve the physical and mental health of employees around Lancashire.
To register your team today:
Active Blackpool are involved with Business Health Matters, a ground-breaking new initiative that is set to improve the health and wellbeing of employees across Lancashire following a multi-million pound funding boost.
Active Blackpool will lead on the programme in Blackpool, staff from the Exercise Referral programme have completed the health screening training and the Level 3 Award in Education and Training ready to start delivery in September 2021.
UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) healthy ageing challenge fund has given £3 million to an Active Lancashire led project which will upskill gym and leisure centre employees to conduct physical and mental health screenings in workplaces across the county.
Delivering more than 15,000 health screenings over a three-year period, the Workplace Health Screening Project will target businesses with employees aged 50+ and SMEs that experience lower levels of productivity as a result of poor employee health.
The screening tool and associated training programme have been developed by specialists from the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) School of Medicine and are consistent with the approach used in NHS medical practices to identify conditions that can lead to poor health in later life.
Businesses will then be offered a range of supportive interventions for employees, based on the outcomes of the screenings, encompassing both physical and mental health support. The interventions will be delivered by a range of Lancashire-based providers and will empower employees with the tools to improve their overall health, whilst employers will benefit from increased productivity and resilience within their workforces.
The project brings together a range of local and national partners and forms part of the wider ‘Business Health Matters’ programme which helps SMEs understand how they can support their staff; an issue that has been identified in a survey of more than 400 local business over the last 12 months.