Virendra Sharma – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Virendra Sharma on 2016-02-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department’s wellness strategy is.

Nick Gibb

The Department for Education has a range of policies, procedures and other materials to promote and support the health and wellbeing of its employees.

The Department’s Wellbeing Group runs regular events and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing. There is also a wellbeing week and an annual wellbeing award that recognises not just the promotion of wellbeing, but also how it has improved the wellbeing of others.

An Employee Assistance Programme is available to all staff and provides support, information, and advice on a range of issues, including health and wellbeing, problems at work, relationships, legal matters, debt management. Telephone and face to face counselling is also available.