Whitepaper: The Essential Guide to Staff Health and Wellbeing


This whitepaper discusses the impact of poor mental and physical health in the workplace. Published by P&MM Employee Benefits which is part of Sodexo, the paper assesses how employers can best support their employees – from cultural changes to cycle2work schemes and healthcare benefits.

Key findings:

  • Nearly 26 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illnesses, with 45% of these lost due to stress, anxiety and depression.
  • UK businesses pay a combined total of £1.5 billion in obligated Statutory Sick Pay each year. A further £6.9 billion is paid out in voluntary sick pay.
  • The whitepaper suggests that services, support and cultural changes can promote employee wellbeing.

The whitepaper includes statistics on poor mental and physical health in the workplace, the causes, and the impacts. It also covers employers’ legal obligations in terms of health, safety and wellbeing, as well as ways in which staff can be supported.