Virendra Sharma – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

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

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

Jane Ellison

The Department has a health and well-being programme developed in partnership with trade union representatives, staff networks and the sports and social club.

The Department signposts staff to sources of help and support, such as the employee assistance programme, occupational health provider and its own bank of mental health first-aiders.

The content and impact of the programme is kept under review by a stakeholder group made up of representatives from the department and external partners, such as the Charity for Civil Servants and the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence.