Preventable diseases, and therefore the NHS budget spent on them, continues to increase in an ageing nation. Health levels are correlated with our productivity at work, thus ill-health at work is a growing and costly problem; estimated at over £100 billion in 2007 (NICE, 2009). Consequently, employers stand to gain from improving workforce health, and considering that working adults spend most of their waking life, workplaces are opportune for enabling such improvements.
Although effective programs can yield return-on-investments of up to £8:1 (Deloitte, 2017), they are rare. Productivity measurement, long-term behaviour change and organisational climates are some of the considerations rendering workplace wellbeing interventions problematic.