RR652 - Implementation of Worklife Support’s Well-Being Programme in the local authority-controlled education sector
This study is a report of a five-step risk-assessment approach, using Worklife Support’s Well-Being Programme, in two public-sector organisations.
The broad aims of the project were two-fold:
- To introduce an approach broadly equivalent to that of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards in the education sector in order to raise awareness of the areas covered by the Management Standards for Work-Related Stress.
- To demonstrate how this approach could have an impact on organisational wellbeing.
In schools, the Well-Being Programme has been shown to offer an effective risk assessment for stress. According to the end-of-programme school evaluation questionnaire, it has:
- raised awareness of the HSE Management Standards;
- raised awareness of factors that affect staff wellbeing;
- supported staff to take personal responsibility for their own wellbeing;
- encouraged an atmosphere in which staff groups feel able to contribute to the promotion of wellbeing.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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