Healthy Working Wales is keen to hear from a wide range of employers across Wales to better understand the current and future health impacts on employers and their staff of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on workplaces and the workforce in Wales and the rest of the UK. WHO has identified negative impacts of COVID-19 including: rising unemployment; an increase in poverty risk and working poor; firm closures; and widening economic and health gaps between geographical areas.
Economic downturns and crises significantly affect the determinants of health such as income, employment and living standards. These impact on all aspects of health and wellbeing, including mental health and health harming behaviours. However, predicting health outcomes is complex.
In partnership with Opinion Research Services (ORS) Healthy Working Wales have developed an online questionnaire for employers:
- To capture the health needs of the Welsh workforce now and going forward
- To determine key issues to consider and how to respond
- To find out what support is currently available and identify any gaps in provision.
Healthy Working Wales will use these insights to work with policy makers and other partners to address the needs identified. The insights will also inform how we best develop our Healthy Working Wales programmes to support employers to address the pandemic recovery needs of their workforce and contribute to improving the health of the working population in Wales.
Please help inform this work by completing the online survey if you are an employer or forwarding to employers:
The survey will be live until 31st March 2021
Healthy Working Wales want as many employers to complete the survey as possible so please forward to your contacts and networks. Healthy Working Wales look forward to receiving the findings of the survey and working with employers to support the health and wellbeing needs of the Welsh workforce.