APM has hosted a national workshop to explore what needs to happen to support employers, the NHS and people who live with long term health issues in creating health through work.
Bringing together the health, employability and housing sectors with policy makers and academics, the new NHS Alliance is a movement of people and organisations who are committed to building a sustainable community-based health service.
With a particular focus on reducing health inequalities and on making the practice of health creation a core part of the UK healthcare system, the workshop is the first step in a partnership that has an ambition to help change cultures within the NHS; including supporting health care professionals in really understanding the importance of work in someone’s wellbeing and recovery.
Carol McLaughlin, an experienced APM Employment Coach, joined the workshop to provide valuable insight on working with people who have health conditions.
“Everyone at the workshop was really motivated towards creating health through work,” explains Carol.
“It was helpful to look at the issues from other organisations’ perspectives - whether a pharmaceutical company or a housing association – and interesting to see that we identified similar issues and opportunities.
“It was also a good forum for finding out about new trials and initiatives that are taking place.”
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