Lakes College have demonstrated their commitment to health and wellbeing at work by achieving the Bronze Level of the Better Health at Work Award.
The Better Health at Work scheme aims to recognise organisations who address health issues and concerns within the workplace. In order to achieve the prestigious status, Lakes College had to meet a number of criteria which were judged by an external organisation.
The college promoted a number of campaigns throughout the year to show support for their learners and team. Some of these included a mental health awareness campaign, an event to help combat smoking, and a nutrition and hydration week.
Lakes College has also introduced health advocates around the college who actively work to promote a healthy working environment. They act as the first point of contact for everyone at the college, and provide resources and information relating to the promoted campaigns.
Neil Anderson, Head of Human Resources and Health Advocate, commented, “The college are extremely proud of everyone who has worked hard to achieve this incredible award. It’s great to see that our learners and team engaged well with our recent campaigns, and our health advocates have done an incredible job with upkeeping support around the college. Moving forward, we will now be working towards improving our status and earning the Silver badge.”