The North East Better Health at Work Award was launched in 2009 to recognise the efforts of workplaces in actively promoting the health of employees. Workplaces, local Primary Care Trusts and Public Health North East established the award in cooperation with the Health and Safety Executive and the TUC.
This regional scheme is a free accreditation programme to help improve the health and wellbeing of staff, increase productivity and reduce sickness absence. The scheme encourages staff to engage more with their health and safety and to make the University a better place to work.
All parts of the University reached the Gold level of the award by January 2014, and are now working to maintain accreditation at the 'Continuing Excellence' level.
This work is supported by a network of Health Advocates (PDF, 198KB).
The University has signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter. This is focussed on increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
About the Mindful Employer Charter (PDF, 58KB)
Constitution and terms of reference (PDF, 70KB)
Newcastle University Wellbeing Strategy 2012-15 (PDF, 22KB)