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Workplace Wellbeing Award - The health and wellbeing commitment for employers

The Thrive at Work health and wellbeing awards are the West Midlands County standard of good practice and a quality mark for health and wellbeing in the workplace.

This fully funded accredited programme within the Coventry area has been created to offer help, guidance, to implement changes, improve health and wellbeing in the workplace. Best of all it is free!

Thrive at Work provides an accreditation for businesses/organisations that are committed to improving health and wellbeing. Due to our unique funding structure, this is available to all sectors and suitable for anyone who employs more than five employees.

Our Thrive At Work Awards portal will help you monitor progress and upload evidence against the listed criteria to gain your accreditation.

Our free accreditation programme includes:

  • Our Foundation Level begins with a diagnostic, from this, we create a bespoke action plan to accommodate your needs.
  • Free HR policy and procedure support.
  • You will receive 1:1 support from our team.
  • Access to our comprehensive toolkit for you to use - This contains templates, information and guidance you may need.
  • Access to free webinars and LinkedIn group.
  • Biweekly Teams meetings or telephone support.
  • Through our network within Coventry City Council, we can assist you with any vacancies you may have and business grant support.
  • Non-judgemental support - we are here for you.

With over 400 organisations in Coventry and West Midlands already on board, we would love you to join and be part of our network - Register now to join the Thrive at work programme

Signing up and getting started

Once you have register, your designated member of staff will become the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Lead for your business/organisation.
Their role will be to lead and co-ordinate Thrive at Work within the organisation. It is vital that they have the full backing of senior management, this is to ensure that the necessary changes within the organisation are possible.

Additionally, you can add extra users to the portal explained in the below video:


Investing in employee health and wellbeing - Growing healthier, happier workplaces

Your employees are your most important and valuable asset. There is a strong business incentive to better support your employee’s health and wellbeing needs. A healthier and happier workforce is much more likely to be a productive workforce. Staff who feel that their employers are proactively supporting their physical and mental health feel better valued within an organisation and will be more able to manage any existing conditions with their work. This will improve work rates and reduce absenteeism and presentism in your organisation. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) estimates that implementing interventions to promote staff wellbeing could save employers between £130 and £5,020 per participating employee, by reducing absence or illness at work. The award framework helps employers to address issues such as reducing sickness absence costs, improving productivity and staff engagement.

Employers who take an active role in supporting staff by fostering a positive working environment through health and wellbeing initiatives, allows the organisation to thrive. Healthy employees will be more able to effectively engage in their work in a much more sustainable way and will be significantly less likely to need to take sick days.

Organisations that achieve accreditation of the Thrive at Work Commitment receive the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Award. This accreditation sets an organisation apart as an employer of choice when it comes to mental health and wellbeing, whilst also enjoying the benefits of a happier and healthier workforce.