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Newsletter #24 – July 2024

Welcome to the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing newsletter

This bumper newsletter celebrates two years of Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Newsletters! We launched Evolve in late May 2022 and our first newsletter went out at the start of July that year. We have been adding evidence-based content to the site ever since. To help all our subscribers get up to speed with what is on offer, this newsletter offers a chance to interact with us directly at the Evolve Summer Chat and gives an overview of much of the new and original free ‘stuff’ available to download / watch / listen to. Take a look!

Join us for the online Evolve Summer Chat – 9th July 13:00 – 14:00!

What are your pressing questions about evidence-based approaches to workplace wellbeing? What evidence do you need / want to see but don’t think exists yet? Come and talk to Dr Helen Fitzhugh – who runs the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network – in this free, 1-hour, online networking and discussion session open to all Evolve Newsletter subscribers! Get some answers to your questions and tell us what you’d love us to research / offer next.

You’ll find the link below. We have made this very simple so that everyone can come along. No need to sign up in advance (although I’m happy to send out diary invites if you would like one – just email with the title ‘Summer chat invite’). Please do not circulate the link online or to anyone else, to keep the meeting to ourselves.

Tuesday 9th July 13:00 – 14:00

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New and improved resources page on Evolve Workplace Wellbeing

We have collected our Evolve resources together in one place, to make it easier for you to download what you want. Our top five downloads are:

1.      Explore and Embed Wellbeing Guide

2.      Evolve Evaluation Report

3.      Building authenticity tool

4.      Supporting people with long-term disabling conditions report

5.      Checklist for the pro-active management of remote workers

In addition to our Evolve resources, we have now added a page archiving resources from the Work and Learning work stream of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. The Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team worked on a range of projects for the Centre from 2015. Other partners of the Centre also developed materials on these topics.

Given the Centre’s closure, we have now archived work-related briefings, reports, case study evidence and guides here to support a legacy and ongoing use for this important material at: Document Archive. Look out for the wellbeing questionnaire pack, ‘why invest in workplace wellbeing?’ briefing and more…

New Case Studies on the website

After two years of only having two short case studies on the website, we have finally updated the Case Studies section! Thank you for your patience 😊

Now you can find case studies on:

  1. Developing employees, for wellbeing
  2. Empowering a culture of wellbeing
  3. Working with a male dominated workforce on wellbeing
  4. Enabling a strategic approach to wellbeing
  5. Leveraging existing health and safety expertise for wellbeing
  6. Wellbeing as a whole business initiative not a fluffy sideshow.
New podcast on how small businesses can nurture work wellbeing

In this edition of the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Podcast, Dr Helen Fitzhugh of the University of East Anglia speaks with Lisa Chamberlain, a doctoral candidate at the University of Liverpool working in the field of Human Resource Management research. Lisa’s previous experience as a Sergeant in the US army and an HR manager in a small Liverpool business led her to PhD research on job quality in small businesses for hairdressers. Engaging and insightful throughout, Lisa shares examples of relationship-building that will be of interest to any HR manager.

Access the podcast on all your usual podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify etc.) or access directly from our podcast host here:

Also – why not revisit our Top 3 most popular podcasts?

1.      Supporting people with disabling long-term health conditions to sustain work

2.      Creating a good experience of work for public-facing workers

3.      The importance of good management – and how the UK is falling short


Join the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network

Applications to join the Network are open. Our next insight and discussion session will be in the week commencing 23rd September and the topic is yet to be arranged.

Read more about joining the network here: The Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network –



In this section we compile other evidence-informed links to pieces on workplace wellbeing that we have found interesting. The following are not produced by the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team.

·        NICE guidelines:

·        Evaluation of Workplace Health Champion project

 We will return for newsletter #25 in August

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