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

The benefits of addressing the physical, mental and social wellbeing 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 wellbeing have:

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

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

Well-being of Wales: 2020

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


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

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 - Fair work for health, well-being and equity

Information for businesses and employers on fair work and health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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.

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.

TUC Work and wellbeing

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

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

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