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Health and Wellbeing support


A happy and healthy workforce is a productive one, and that is essential for us to be able to serve the people of County Durham well.

Wellbeing is hugely important to us.  We are proud of the strong and comprehensive wellbeing support we provide to our employees.

Wellbeing is defined as feeling good and functioning well physically, mentally, and socially. We all experience a sense of wellbeing differently and as an employer, we want to support every member of staff to feel and function at their best.

Our offer

Physical, emotional, social, and financial wellbeing

  • Wellbeing portal
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Health and wellbeing champions
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eye tests for VDU users
  • Networks and support groups
  • Hybrid and flexible working options
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption leave

Read what our employees have said about us below:

  • 'The people are great, the work is interesting and varied and the health and wellbeing of staff is really important.' Durham County Council Employee (Glassdoor 2023)

  • 'I really benefit from their flexible working policy and home working - it works great for my family.' Durham County Council Employee (Glassdoor 2023)

Accreditations

Better Health at Work - Continuing Excellence.



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