National evaluation of workplace health and wellbeing initiatives that are free at the point of use (WHIFPUs) – registration for WHIFPU community of practice
This community of practice is for people who are involved in workplace health and wellbeing initiatives that are free at the point of use (WHIFPUs) in the United Kingdom. Free at the point of use means that participating workplaces do not need to pay anything to take part. Examples include the Better Health at Work Award in the North East and Cumbria, Thrive at Work in the West Midlands, and Healthy Cornwall.
Our national community of practice will share ideas about what works to help improve health and wellbeing at work via participation in WHIFPUs. It is a new national group of diverse public contributors, including human resource managers, trade union officials, employees, and people returning to work after being off sick. As part of the network, you will receive updates on meetings, reports, and opportunities to participate.
Contact Dr Laura Kudrna (email@example.com) with any queries.
Examples of WHIFPU research
Braun, T., et al. “Better health at work? An evaluation of the effects and cost–benefits of a structured workplace health improvement programme in reducing sickness absence.” Journal of Public Health 37.1 (2015): 138-142.
Thrive at Work Wellbeing Programme Collaboration. “Evaluation of a policy intervention to promote the health and wellbeing of workers in small and medium sized enterprises–a cluster randomised controlled trial.” BMC Public Health 19 (2019): 1-13.
Hofman, J., Garrod, B., Stewart, K., Stepanek, M., & Van Belle, J. (2018). “Workplace Wellbeing Charter: Analysis of take-up and impact.” Rand Health Quarterly, 7(2).
Blake, Holly, et al. “Managing minds at work: development of a digital line manager training program.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19.13 (2022): 8006.