Leadership to promote a culture of safety at all levels
Some ideas that your team could try:
The sections below provide more information about why these are important. You will find practical examples, evidence, tools, templates and training resources that you could use to support your improvements.
- Why staff wellbeing is important
Staff wellbeing incorporates various aspects of work and life. This can include home life, health, relationships with others, job and other activities. It is about staff feeling well and promoting a positive culture of joy in work.
Staff wellbeing affects how individuals operate at work. Lower levels of staff engagement are linked to lower-quality care, including safety, and burnout limits empathy — a crucial component of effective and person-centred care (IHI, 2017).
- Evidence, examples and training resources to support staff wellbeing
The guidance to support this rationale is based on best practice. Examples of this can be seen in:
- National health and wellbeing outcomes framework, Community Health and Social Care Directorate, Scottish Government (2015).
- Framework for Improving Joy in Work, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2017). Please note this link will require a free registration to IHI.
- COVID-19 guides for social service workers, Scottish Social Services Council (2020).
- National Trauma Training Programme.