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Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

applesAberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of good health and wellbeing of our employees.  As an employer, we are in a unique position to educate, motivate, and support employees in understanding the importance of looking after health, safety and wellbeing.

Discounts at Leisure and Fitness Centres

In addition to the competitive rates available at Aberdeenshire Council facilities, employees are entitled to discounts at some of the many leisure, sport and fitness centres in the North-east.

Employee Assistance Programme

We provide an independent, impartial and confidential service designed to make your life easier, as well as providing a service that is available to assist managers.

This service is brought to you by a leading provider of Employee Assistance Programmes and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Occupational Health Provider

The Council’s Occupational Health Provider, work with and to the benefit of both the employer and employee to address the medical needs and occupational health issues of employees whilst at work.

Our provider works closely with employees to ensure the control of potential health risk at work after injury, medical condition or ill health.

They will also support absent employees to return to work and where appropriate can offer physiotherapy to employees who have physical injuries which interfere with their normal working activities.

Lifestyle Management

We provide policies and tips to help you cope with the pressures of everyday life:

  • Time off for IVF treatment, blood and bone marrow donations
  • Dignity at work policy: protection of employees dignity and rights
  • Stress and work Policy: provides help, advice and counselling for those with stress related problems both at work and at home

Healthy Working Lives

Aberdeenshire Council hold the Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award.  You can be assured that we are an organisation whose policies and procedures support employees to actively lead a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle