A review published by RAND Europe has revealed some of the top workplace wellbeing programmes available to employers. The national study, commissioned by Public Health England, identified 117 health and wellbeing programmes with the aim of supporting an understanding of the landscape of workplace wellbeing interventions.
Researchers reviewed the evidence base for each programme and graded them according to the Nesta Standards of Evidence, which help determine confidence that an intervention is having a positive impact. Programmes including Sleepio, Mental Health First Aid and Be Mindful were among the five workplace wellbeing programmes identified as meeting the highest standards of evidence.
Commenting on the study, Jaan Madan, Workplace Lead, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, said,
“This report published by RAND Europe and Public Health England provides a comprehensive overview of different wellbeing interventions and the existing evidence base, with an emphasis on helping employers to understand what works.
“We are delighted to see that Mental Health First Aid training has been rated as one of the top five wellbeing initiatives available from the pool of over a hundred included as part of this study. This adds to the body of evidence supporting Mental Health First Aid programmes as effective and impactful in improving mental health support within organisations and creating healthy working cultures.”
The report’s closing recommendations emphasise the importance of basic evaluation of wellbeing programmes, peer learning among organisations, early implementation, the use of different methods of evaluation and the need for effective workplace management cultures.
To read RAND Europe's full report click here
For more information on Workplace MHFA courses click here