Employers join forces to promote workplace health and wellbeing

Major employers are to host a series of free workplace wellbeing roadshows next month as part of the Get Physical initiative.

BMW, Johnson & Johnson and Vodafone UK are hosting three November roadshows in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and the events are being backed by others including Unipart.

The aim is to inspire business leaders by sharing best practice around staff health and wellbeing.

Dr William Bird MBE, a GP and Get Physical partner, is speaking at all three events.

He said: “Physical activity reaches the very foundations of illness and helps prevent 23 diseases including depression, diabetes and dementia. An active workforce results in 27% fewer days lost to sickness, with productivity increasing by up to 15%. It is therefore essential that we get our workforce more active and learn how to do it well.”

The roadshows take place in Buckinghamshire on November 3, Berkshire on November 8 and Oxfordshire on November 10.

Find out more about Get Physical.