Juice Health and Wellbeing is commended in a Public Health England report
Juice Health and Wellbeing has been featured as a case study in RAND Europe’s report for Public Health England: Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work.
Juice was one two case studies highlighted as an area of good practice under the ‘Holistic workplace programme’ section of the report. Our staff health and wellbeing platform was also one of a small number of programmes graded on the Nesta Standards of Evidence, an approach used to measure the impact of a range of practical innovation programmes and investments.
The report into promising workplace practices was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) to review the current landscape of health and wellbeing interventions available to employers. Case studies featured in the report will help to inform practice and support organisational decision-making regarding health and wellbeing support for employees.
One of the primary services that Juice provides, is an online wellbeing platform implemented by the University of Sheffield for staff. The platform provides colleagues with a range of free health and wellbeing activities that they can book onto. Sessions include exercise classes such as yoga or bootcamp, opportunities to play sports like netball or squash, access to one to one body health checks, as well as social groups such as the Book Group and Needlework. It also provides access to online health resources for staff to measure and monitor their own wellbeing metrics, and provides up to date news and campaigns on a variety of health and wellbeing issues such as mental health, Musculoskeletal health and the five ways to wellbeing.
Alongside the platform, the University Juice webpages also provide services on occupational health and access to a staff helpline and counselling service, as well as housing the recently launched Staff Mental Health pages.
Tracy Wray, Director of HR and Communications, said:
"I am delighted that Juice Health and Wellbeing has been recognised as an area of good practice in this report. Juice was first piloted in 2012 at our University, and since then has grown and expanded to deliver more activities year on year, with consistent positive feedback from staff who attend sessions. The platform offers an holistic approach for physical and mental health and well being."