Skills for Care

Creating a happy and healthy workplace

Throughout May and June, we’re focusing on creating a #HappyHealthyWorkplace 

We’ll be sharing information and ideas to help you and your teams with creating and being part of a happy and healthy workplace, and we’re inviting you to get involved. 

A happy and healthy team is a productive team, a team who will go above and beyond to deliver the highest quality of care to people who draw on support. 

While the events of the past two years have undoubtably impacted the wellbeing of the people working in social care, we’ve also seen examples of fantastic creativity and understanding for the ways that we look after ourselves, as well as one another.  

The resources below can help with creating and maintaining a happy and healthy workplace. Keep an eye out for our blogs and articles that share advice and real life examples. 

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Get involved by sharing what you do to support the wellbeing of you and your team on social media - don't forget to mention us in your posts!

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Duration 31 min 35 secs

Duration 33 mins

Resources to support a happy and healthy workplace

Supporting wellbeing 

Wellbeing at work relates to every aspect of working life, from the environment to how the workforce feels about themselves. 

Our wellbeing resource finder will help you find resources relevant to the social care sector to support wellbeing in the workplace as well as investing in your own emotional wellbeing. 

Use the wellbeing resource finder


Hear what others are doing and explore practical tips and ideas about leadership, peer-to-peer support, wellbeing ideas and health and wellbeing support.

Read our wellbeing stories 


Our Wellbeing for registered managers: a practical survival guide includes practical information, case studies and action plans to help you improve and manage your wellbeing. This guide is only available to registered manager members.  

Buy the guide 


Our building resilience resources can help you build your own resilience, the resilience of your team and your organisation to help people cope with pressure and stress. 

View the resources 



Recorded webinars

Wellbeing leadership 

Focusing on what good wellbeing leadership looks like, compassionate leadership and psychological safety. It also includes lots of best practice examples, practical tips, tools and ideas.

Watch the webinar


Wellbeing for individual employers and those supporting them

This webinar shares experiences and includes practical support and places where individual employers and personal assistants can find help with wellbeing. 

Watch the webinar



Connecting with others 

Being part of a group and having a support network is so important for you and your teams – it gives you somewhere to find guidance and advice, to share experiences and find help when we need it. Our registered manager networks, social care managers Facebook group and membership provide managers with that support.

Find out more


Creating a positive workplace culture 

Discover what workplace culture is and how you can develop a positive one in your organisation with our toolkit. It’s designed for all adult social care employers, including individual employers. 

Access the toolkit 


Providing effective supervision 

Supervision plays a key role in supporting good working relationships and helps to address any challenges and celebrate achievements. 

Our effective supervision guide will help you to plan and deliver effective supervisions. 

Explore practical approaches to developing your supervision skills and how this benefits the staff you support by watching our webinar. 

View the resources  


Further support  

Acas work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. You’ll find health and wellbeing advice on the Acas website


#HappyHealthyWorkplace blogs and articles