Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Northumberland County Council demonstrates a commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of its’ employees. We have received ‘Continuing Excellence’ in the North East Better Health at Work Awards (the highest option) which recognises our efforts in addressing health issues within the workplace. As part of our workplace Health and Wellbeing provision, we offer our employees the following:

 
  • A manager-led occupational health referral system
  • A shared occupational health service with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust which offers various services including a qualified psychologist and a physiotherapist
  • A personal counselling helpline available for all staff to access
  • A Public Health service with a staff member responsible for Workplace Health
  • A non-denominational Faith and Chaplaincy/Independent Listening Service   
  • Mandatory stress awareness training for all staff
  • Stress Management training