The health benefits of good work extend beyond working-age adults to their children, wider social network and communities
Research has shown that good work improves health and wellbeing and has benefits for employees and employers.
Improving employee health and wellbeing can improve productivity as well as help to reduce sickness absence and reduce workplace injuries and the associated costs of both.
Good work offers job security, provides a decent income, widens social networks and gives people a purpose. This contributes to improving physical and mental wellbeing. The health benefits of good work extend beyond working-age adults to their children, wider social network and communities.
tacking child poverty delivery plan 2018 - 2022 states “fair work is central to improving the lives of all families in Scotland”.
These characteristics reflect good work
To find out more about what makes work good or bad for health and wellbeing and the features above, use the link below to go to NHS Health Scotland’s publication, Good work for all.
Go to the Good work for all publication
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team