Health and Wellbeing in SMEs


Invitation to Participate

Health and Wellbeing in SMEs

A co-design approach to enhance productivity

 SMEs face many challenges.  A healthy and happy workforce can help to meet these and be more productive.  This is the backdrop to research Brunel University London and Enterprise Wellness have been funded to undertake over the coming months.

The research, led by Dr Wendy Martin, Brunel University London, is funded by the Productivity Insights Network.

Purpose

The purpose of the research study is to:

  • Explore barriers to enhancing health and wellbeing at work
  • Identify and co-design solutions to improve and maintain a healthy workplace

Process

The project team are seeking owners, managers and/or representatives within SMEs (1-250 employees) to participate in the research study, by ideally attending 2 or 3 co-design workshops.

The first workshops are scheduled as below:

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 30th July 2019 – Brunel University London – 12-2.30
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 7th August 2019 – Brunel University London – 11- 13.30

Each workshop, lasting for around 2 hours, will take place in the local community and/or at Brunel University London.  Refreshments are provided.

The project will focus on strategies and the organisation of health and wellbeing in SMEs.  The workshops will consider:

  • DISCOVERY: exploring the barriers and facilitators to health and wellbeing;
  • DEFINE: defining the requirements and aspirations that any health and wellbeing interventions can fulfil
  • DEVELOP: developing innovative solutions to enhance health and wellbeing

Outcomes

There will be a high-profile event in the autumn, focussing on DELIVERY, hosted by the Greater London Assembly’s Health Committee at City Hall at which we will:  Disseminate findings and co-design a solution.

The launch event will include all participating SMEs, academics, health and social care professionals and decision makers from the public and private sectors.

Interested?

Participation is entirely voluntary.   If you decide to take part, you will be provided with a participant information sheet that explains more about the research.

Dr Wendy Martin, Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, on wendy.martin@brunel.ac.uk (Mobile: 07957 233568) or Ash Verma, Chair, Enterprise Wellness  on ash@enterprisewellness.uk (Mobile: 07974 070467) if you would like to learn more about or participate in this unique research study project.