Golden health

BUSINESSES in Thorne are being urged to help their workers get into the Olympic spirit and go for gold in the race for better health.

A new campaign launched by NHS Doncaster aims to boost productivity and reduce absenteeism by improving the health and

emotional well-being of workers.

Research suggests employees take an average of seven days a year off work for health reasons and it’s estimated mental health problems account for about 40 per cent of this figure.

The Better Workplace – Better Mental Health team has launched a new Healthy Workplace Award focusing on eight key topics, including physical activity, healthy eating, mental health and muscle and joint problems. Firms can earn bronze, silver and gold standards for the way they manage worker and workplace care.

The scheme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.