Employee health and well-being

Welcome to the CIPD's employee health and well-being area, which has been developed in partnership with AXA PPP healthcare. In this area you’ll find a range of resources relating to organisational well-being, psychological health, rehabilitation and occupational health. Many of the resources in this area are for CIPD members only. AXA PPP healthcare is the CIPD's online knowledge partner for employee health and well-being.


Featured AXA PPP healthcare resources


Building a culture of organisational well-being

At the heart of employee well-being and engagement lies good people management. In this area we look at the drivers for organisational performance and the benefits of an effective well-being strategy.

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Line manager capability

How people are managed on a day-to-day basis has a very significant impact on their health, well-being and performance. In this area we focus on the importance of line mangers and the link between occupational health and rehabilitation.

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Psychological health in the workplace

Mental health problems are a major cause of under-performing at work and employee absence. In this area we look at the background to psychological ill health and employee assistance programmes.

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Rehabilitation and occupational health

Modern occupational health services are increasingly concerned with early intervention, while co-ordinated rehabilitation measures are essential for successful and lasting returns to work. In this area we look at how to keep your people well and how to help them back to work.

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Featured CIPD resources


Employee Outlook: Focus on mental health in the workplace

This survey report provides findings on the impact of poor mental health on performance in the workplace and highlights why mental health in the workplace is an issue that employers can't afford to ignore.

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Management competencies for enhancing employee engagement

This Research Insight aims to identify specific management behaviours important for enhancing employee engagement and explores the differences between first-level line management and more senior-level management. It includes a competency framework for use in giving guidance to managers.

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Manager support for return to work following long-term sickness absence

This guidance followed the introduction of "fit notes" and focuses on the key management behaviours managers need for successful and lasting returns to work after long-term absence.

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Absence management 2013

Our annual survey, produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, explores absence levels, causes and costs, as well as how organisations manage absence and promote health and well-being in the workplace.

Absence management annual survey report

Public reporting guidelines on wellness and engagement

These guidelines can be used by organisations to better demonstrate to their key stakeholders, that the most critical business asset – the workforce – is being effectively managed to deliver sustainable business success. Developed by Business in the Community, in partnership with the CIPD.

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AXA PPP healthcare's Stress Centre

AXA PPP healthcare's Stress Centre provides practical information and support for people suffering from stress.