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a small shops imageSeptember 21 2017

A campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of people working in small business has been launched. 

 The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has worked with Public Health England, the charity Mind and others, to develop ‘Wellbeing in Small Business: a short guide’. This is “aimed at providing small businesses owners and the self-employed with a raft of ideas they can adopt to improve mental health and wellbeing.

“It includes advice on how to start conversations about stress, mental health and wellbeing, tackling loneliness, managing pressures including through flexible working arrangements, networking, ‘in-work’ fitness groups and improving the physical environment. and improving the physical environment.”

Mike Cherry, FSB National Chairman, said: “Owning and running a business can be hugely rewarding. However, it brings with it demands, responsibilities and risks that can bring personal pressures that can impact a person’s health and wellbeing.

“Wellbeing can help increase our productivity, improve our performance and reduce absenteeism. There is a clear business case, however, the benefits are felt just as much in our health as individuals, but also by our communities and the wider economy.”

Among the aspects covered in the guide are ideas around:

  • encouraging the workforce to open up and talk about work-life and mental health;
  • offering adequate and appropriate training;
  • flexible working;
  • encouraging staff to get more involved with local community activities;
  • improving the workplace environment, including air quality and lighting;
  • signposting to opportunities such as the One You ‘Couch to 5k’ and ‘Active 10’ app;
  • encouraging uptake of more physical activity, such as ‘in-work fitness groups’.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive at Public Health England, added: “There’s never going to be a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and not every idea will be suitable for every business. We are, however, seeing some real innovation from small business owners for themselves and their teams. It is important that small business owners find the ideas that work for their business, themselves and their staff.”

Links:
FSB announcement         
‘Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help’                 

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