Healthy people, healthy business: NEBOSH launches one-day wellbeing qualification
Published: 23 February 2021 - Victoria White
NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing, a new one-day introductory qualification from NEBOSH, will give managers the skills to help them proactively and effectively influence employee wellbeing.
Research shows that organisations which implement wellbeing initiatives can gain a huge range of benefits such as increased employee satisfaction, productivity, resilience and morale as well as reduced staff turnover, sickness, accidents and injuries.
Working with Wellbeing has been holistically developed to support a person’s overall wellbeing and learners will explore the NEBOSH Wellbeing Tree which covers six key areas: interaction, exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, kindness and learning. These themes bring together the latest research and thinking from leading organisations and experts so that managers can take away and implement initiatives that are proven to work.
Learning is built throughout the course from what wellbeing is and why it matters to benefits, practical interventions and measurement. The course culminates with the development of an intervention plan so that learners can return to the workplace with tools to implement straight away, bringing immediate benefits to their employees.
NEBOSH Chief Operating Officer, Dee Arp, said: “Our new course will give managers the know-how, skills and practical interventions to support the overall wellbeing of their people, for the benefit of colleagues and businesses.
“The wellbeing responsibilities of employers has been a hot topic over the past year. People who are well are typically more resilient to change and adversity. That’s not to say people are expected to be infallible but that by having effective wellbeing support, employees can better cope with significant and unusual situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently experiencing.”
NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing can be studied through NEBOSH’s global network of accredited Learning Partners, offering options for both online and classroom learning. For more information about NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing and to download a free sample of the qualification eBook, visit: www.nebosh.org.uk/workingwithwellbeing
Source: UK Manufacturing