On 19th November, the Feel Good Co-operative was recognised along with a host of other organisations in London for the dedication in supporting and providing a positive workplace environment for their employees.
Both Sandy Trott and Kathleen Turnbull attended the awards evening at City Hall, London; to receive our the Healthy Workplace Charter Award. We are the only community project to be accredited with the award.
Since its inception, there are in total 243 organisations are now accredited, with more than 326,000 Londoners currently benefiting from the charter.
According to information from the Greater London Assembly, it is estimated that 27.3 million working days are lost each year in London because of sickness absence or injury and an estimated 914,300 adults of working age in the capital are affected by mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, costing London’s businesses and industries £10.4 billion each year.
With the London Healthy Workplace Charter, it helps organisations address some of the biggest challenges businesses face, notably employee recruitment/retention, sickness absence and employee productivity.
Organisations of all sizes are encouraged to address these challenges by developing wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas, including mental health support, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Londoners are our city’s greatest asset and our health and wellbeing is vital in making London the fast-paced and successful city it is. These businesses and organisations understand that a healthy and supportive working environment not only empowers employees to give their best, it actually improves productivity. That’s why I’m so pleased to see that record numbers are signing up to the Charter.”