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Health & wellbeing in the workplace

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Health & wellbeing in the workplace for employers and employees

Life can get complicated and just like your business or the business you work for, we can all do with a bit of support when challenges come along.  This page provides you with information about the free services you can approach at any time.

Better Health At Work Award

The Better Health at Work Award (County Durham) is part of a wider award scheme in the region focusing on health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

Commissioned by Durham County Council, the partnership is led by 11 Local Authorities and the Northern TUC, with the County Durham locality managed and delivered by the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP)

The award is free and available to all businesses in County Durham, who will be supported by a dedicated workplace health team & have access to free workplace training, including understanding stress and basic mental health.  The award supports workplaces to deliver health activities that address key public health improvement priorities


To find out more about Workplace Health and the Better Health at Work Award visit Home | Better Health ( 

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Business Durham is the business support service for Durham County Council, helping to deliver more and better jobs and a strong competitive economy.

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Live Well is a NHS advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol. Visit the website to find out more Live Well - NHS (

The NHS Better Health website provides lots of free tools, advice and support to help  you make healthy changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, this resource provides the information you need to make those little changes towards a healthier you.  To find out more visit Better Health - NHS (


For employers: 

Workplace Health is a scheme that aims to highlight the importance of good employer health and wellbeing practice. The scheme provides training, policy development and general advice, helping you to kickstart your journey of prioritising health and wellbeing in the workplace.  

For employees and employers

Wellbeing for Life (WBFL) is a service commissioned by Durham County Council and delivered by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) who have years of knowledge and experience of working and supporting local people across County Durham. 


The service offers a wide range of one-to-one and group support services - select what matters to you from the options or read on to learn more about what the service can do for you or your employees.


To find out more visit: Wellbeing For Life - Support in County Durham to help you make positive changes in your life.

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