Uist workplaces going for gold!

Uist Workplaces

Three workplaces in Uist picked up top awards recently for their efforts to boost health and wellbeing in the workplace. The three workplaces were Tagsa Uibhist, Highlands and Islands Enterprise Datacentre and the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Office, Balivanich.

The employers have achieved Awards for taking a number of steps to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff, such as promoting healthy eating and exercise programmes, mental health and well-being promotion, on-site smoking cessation and health and lifestyle checks. They have all achieved Bronze and Silver awards and are now working towards the Gold award.

Congratulating the award winners, Colin Gilmour, NHS Western Isles Health Promotion Manager said: “Management and staff at all the organisations which have achieved an Award must be congratulated on their efforts to improve their health and wellbeing.

“I am confident that workplaces will continue to play an important role in improving our nation’s health and quality of life. The Award builds on the successes achieved so far while at the same time addressing new challenges.”

Organisations need to meet core criteria to achieve the three levels of award – Bronze, Silver and Gold – however it is designed to be flexible so employers can select the most relevant topics relevant to their own workforce.

Pictured: The award ceremony in Uist (left to right) Colin Gilmour, Catherine Mackinnon, Kathryn Martin, Murdina Naylor, Angusina Macdonald, Mathew Macdonald, Janet Maclean, Fiona Beaton, and Irene MacKay.