Cardiff Metropolitan University is celebrating being awarded its second gold corporate health standard – the quality mark for health and well-being in the workplaces in Wales.
Delivered by Public Health Wales, the health standard is presented in bronze, silver, gold and platinum categories to public, private and third sector organisations running practices to promote the health and well-being of their employees.
Cardiff Met is one of three universities in Wales to have reached the gold standard and joins the likes of Admiral, RAF Valley and Gwent Police in achieving this accolade.
Activities across the university’s two campuses include health MOTs, ‘Active Travel’, on-site counselling services, biennial well-being surveys, ‘EatWell’ healthier menu choices and a pro-active occupational health service.
Speaking about the award, HR Manager (Occupational Health, Safety and Well-being), Christopher Deacy said: “We are absolutely delighted that Public Health Wales has recognised the tireless work that Cardiff Met carries out every day to improve the health and well-being of our 1,200 members of staff working in a huge variety of roles. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to such a successful programme of work.
“All our work in underpinned by a strategy that goes well beyond the more traditional reactive methods of dealing with health in the workplace, which largely focus on individuals who are unwell or off work. Our strategy concentrates on a more holistic approach, broadening health management to all aspects of the organisation and focusing on maintaining and promoting good health, quality and performance.”