The Wakefield Workforce Wellness programme will deliver Wellness Checks initially to staff at spearhead sites: Spectrum Community Health CIC, Wakefield CCG and Wakefield Council over the next two years. Workforce Wellness is in line with the Council’s Workplace Health & Wellbeing Charter (launched at the start of 2016) which supports organisations to have a healthier workforce. As part of the programme, organisations will be pledging to foster a positive culture of workplace wellness by signing up and working towards the Charter.

The programme is led by Spectrum Community Health CIC and being developed on behalf of the Wakefield Health & Wellbeing Board. Workforce Wellness will later be extended to other public sector organisations, including health, social care, housing, police, fire and rescue and voluntary sector organisations.

Staff will be offered, as part of the programme, a comprehensive fitness assessment alongside behavioural change techniques, led by fully-trained experts. The service will also provide tailored, ongoing support for individuals, including one-to- one lifestyle review sessions, additional workshops and guidance to health and wellbeing initiatives already available in the District.