Workplace Wellbeing Hub

With employers saying that their health and wellbeing activity has led to better employee morale and engagement (56%) and lower sickness absence (32%), it may be time for the 44% of companies without a standalone wellbeing strategy to develop one1.

Our Wellbeing Hub could help you get started...

1 CIPD Health and Wellbeing at work report, 2020

Creating or reviewing your wellbeing strategy


2021 Wellbeing calendar

Our interactive calendar can help you plan for 2020


Supporting your employees through illness


Helping you spot and manage conditions such as stress


Employee benefits can help show your staff that you care


Hints and tips for managers when employees return after working from home.


Learn how our vocational rehabilitation team can help employers and employees.


Helping you look after your staff's mental health


Good people are hard to come by. So, for any business, your first and most important investment will be those who work for you.

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Getting started

Wellbeing is a broad topic, so it’s easy to see why some companies are overwhelmed at the thought of introducing or reviewing a workplace wellbeing strategy.

As a starting point, employers should look at the make-up of their workforce and match their wellbeing plan according to the needs of their employees. With wellbeing encompassing anything and everything from the right culture, good leadership, staff having a good relationship with their line manager and feeling empowered, to a comprehensive benefits package, it takes a lot of thought to get it right.


2021 Wellbeing calendar


Our 2021 wellbeing calendar is an interactive tool that can help you plan your physical, emotional, sickness absence and financial wellbeing activities for the year ahead, including:

  • Awareness dates
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Useful resources


Use our interactive calendar to help you plan your physical, emotional, sickness absence and financial wellbeing activities for the year ahead.

Managing sickness absence

Part of any wellbeing strategy is making your staff feel cared for and that goes hand-in-hand with spotting the signs of employees who aren’t well, supporting them through illness and, where relevant, helping them to return to work.

If you don’t do it very often, dealing with ill or absent employees isn’t easy - what to say, when to say it, if and when to intervene, how much to communicate, interpreting Fit Notes, staying on the right side of the law - there’s so much to think about.

Unum's rehab experts deal with ill and absent employees (and their employers) all the time, so we’re well versed in how to spot the signs of various medical conditions and how best to act in certain situations. The resources that we have created in this section should help you to be a bit more confident dealing with ill or absent staff.


Whether short or long-term, staff absence hits companies hard. But why should you be bothered about it and how can you manage it?

This online workshop includes information on preventing absence and supporting those employees who go off sick.

Online workshops


Our online workshops are designed to help HR and line managers spot the signs of an employee who is struggling with a physical or mental illness or bereavement, and understand how best to support them.

Line managers are on the front line when it comes to a company's employees. They're the ones who know their team, their team's workload and usually their individual situations. It's important for a business to empower their line managers so they're confident in spotting the signs of a struggling employee. While not every manager is going to be comfortable discussing certain issues, knowing what resources are available and how best to support their employee could make the world of difference and may even prevent a situation from getting worse.

This workshop includes useful information on preventing absence, supporting those employees who go off sick and helping them back to work.

This workshop includes sections around spotting the signs of stress as well as the importance of supporting and managing employees who are struggling.

This workshop walks you through modules looking at the physical and psychological side effects of cancer. It also includes downloadable tools and resources.

We've teamed up with St. Catherine's Hospice to offer an interactive and informative workshop to help line managers support bereaved employees.

Our newest workshop looks at what employers should be aware of when it comes to physical demands on their employees.

Our new workshop is designed to give line managers the insight and confidence to recognise and support an employee who is distressed, or experiencing a mental health condition.

Employee benefits

Providing staff with employee benefits as part of a wider wellbeing strategy doesn’t have to mean paying for expensive Private Medical Insurance.

In this section, we look at the softer perks as well as traditional health and wellbeing employee benefits that can help show your staff that you care.


Employee Benefits don't have to be complicated. This guide takes a plain English look at some of the most popular employee benefits on offer.

How managers can support employees returning to the office


As lockdown restrictions ease and we hope for a brighter 2021, employees and employees returning to work will face a fresh set of changes and challenges.

This resource aims to empower line managers and give them the skills to help – providing useful hints and tips, plus a reminder of the support tools available through Unum.

Case studies

Our Claims and Rehabilitation teams can help employers and employees deal with a variety of conditions – educating managers and HR people, overcoming barriers, and supporting employees to either stay at work or make a successful and sustainable return.

Read a selection of our case studies.

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