70% of the UK population are in paid or unpaid employment and we understand that this can make it difficult for people to attend our events and get involved with our work. However, we know that this “silent majority” have a lot to say about the NHS and we want to hear it.
Working Voices* takes engagement activities TO the workforce rather than expecting them to come to us. This means that local working people have the opportunity to tell us their views and we can gain a valuable insight from this often ignored group.
Joining up with local businesses means employers, employees and the NHS, benefit:
- The programme supports employers to create a happier, healthier and more empowered workforce.
- Engaging with the Hull workforce enables us to get a real insight into their views so we can design appropriate services.
- We will develop a deeper relationship with the local community.
- Working voices allows local employees to have their say on services and NHS consultations.
- The scheme helps the public to understand how the NHS and other health services operate.
- Working Voices allows people working in Hull to take up the development opportunity to become a Workplace Ambassador or Champion
- By engaging with us, it will make major decisions more transparent, and help local people working in the city to understand how we make these decisions
*You can see a full list of our Working Voices partners below.
Working Voices – how health needs are supported
Businesses who join the Working Voices programme can be supported to access a number of different services according to workplace need. These may include:
- Hull City Council Workforce Health and wellbeing Service.
- Hull and East Riding NHS Health Check teams.
- Emotional wellbeing training in the workplace with a variety of possible providers.
- Let’s Talk Service (run by City Health Care Partnership – CHCP).
- Mental Health First Aid course.
- Smoking cessation services.
- Drugs and alcohol services.
- Weight management services.
- Physical activity schemes.
- Businesses can also be supported to become “Mindful Employers” or “Mindful Employers Plus” or to work towards the “Workplace Wellbeing Charter” or staff may be interested in the Royal Society of Public Health – Understanding Health Improvement.
- Businesses are also informed directly of health awareness campaigns to support workplace promotion.
- The NHS One You campaign is also promoted.
Our Working Voices programme has reached almost 16,000 working people so far.
Click on the links below to see why so many local businesses & organisations have already signed up and how your business can benefit too.