InMotion February 2022 Recovery at Work | Health Benefits of Good Work

We know that work plays a big part in our lives! But did you know that work is proven to be good for our physical and psychological health and wellbeing? The evidence is compelling that for most individuals, working improves their general health and wellbeing, and reduces psychological distress, poverty, and social exclusion.

Employers play a key role in promoting and raising awareness of the health benefits of good work. This includes implementing healthy workplace practices that support their people, which is crucial in driving positive outcomes for employees and the organisation. So, what does this mean in the recovery at work context? In this InMotion we explore the concept of the health benefits of good work while recovering from a workplace injury or illness, discuss what this means for an employer, why good work should be promoted in the workplace, and some strategies on how this can be achieved.