Employers in Wales have long recognised the need to promote and support employee health and well-being including a good work-life balance and healthy lifestyle.

The benefits of addressing the physical, mental and social well-being of employees can lead to:

  • reduced sickness and absence levels
  • increased productivity
  • improved quality of work
  • better staff engagement
  • reduced staff turnover  

Employees who are supported to take ownership of their own well-being have:

  • reduced stress levels
  • more motivation
  • better morale
  • increased job satisfaction
  • a heightened awareness of colleagues’ well-being

The information presented here provides guides, tools and support for you to establish and develop the well-being culture of your business, and to involve employees in the conversation on workplace health. 

Well-being of Wales
Well-being of Wales: 2020

Update on progress made in Wales towards the achievement of the 7 well-being goals.


Mind Cymru
Mind Cymru

The Workplace Wellbeing Index enables employers to celebrate the good work they’re doing to promote staff mental wellbeing, and get the support they need to be able to do this even better.

acas Health and wellbeing
ACAS Health and wellbeing

While working is often good for someone's health and wellbeing, there are factors at work that can affect the health and wellbeing of staff.

Public Health Wales
Public Health Wales

Their Long Term Strategy sets out their vision and work to 2030.

Healthy Working Wales
Healthy Working Wales

Employers can access a variety of support services and best practice guidance to help improve their management of health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Health and well-being at work
CIPD Health and well-being at work

The nineteenth annual CIPD survey exploring trends and practices in health, well-being and absence management in UK workplaces.

Work and wellbeing
TUC Work and wellbeing

Advice on the wide range of approaches to promoting well-being.

Well-being goals
Well-being goals

Many national indicators will help tell a story of progress in Wales against more than one of the Well-being Goals.

UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.