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Guidance for better workplace wellbeing

About Guidance for better workplace wellbeing

Our online guidance builds on the existing evidence of what works to improve wellbeing in the workplace

When it comes to improving wellbeing in the workplace, context matters. The guidance sets out three questions to ask yourself when thinking about how you can improve wellbeing. It then outlines five principles for action that can underpin any activities, policies, or approaches to make them more likely to be sustainable.

We have also created guidance for improving staff wellbeing that is specific to educational settings.

Making wellbeing improvement cost-effective

We have developed a cost-effectiveness calculator for anyone carrying out, or planning to carry out, activities or projects to improve workplace wellbeing. 

Download the cost-effectiveness calculator

Blog

Feb 8, 2024 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Comparing benefits and costs of wellbeing activities at work: updated business calculator
Guest Blog
Jan 25, 2024 | By Margherita Musella
What works to reduce frontline worker burnout? Reviewing the evidence
Centre Blog
Jan 4, 2024 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
What’s coming up in 2024: wellbeing projects, conferences and findings
Guest Blog
Dec 21, 2023 | By Shahina Kabir
Looking back at 2023: a year of wellbeing evidence and practice
Centre Blog

People

External resource

  • Acas business support
  • International Labour Organization
  • OECD employment data
  • RSA – Future Work Centre
  • CIPD Knowledge Hub
  • ONS employment data
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