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Public Health England (PHE) commissioned the Work Foundation to evaluate the ‘suite’ of PHE Business in the Community (BITC) Employer Toolkits:

  • Mental Health Toolkit for Employers (2016)
  • Musculoskeletal Health Toolkit for Employers (2017)
  • Suicide Prevention and Postvention Toolkits for Employers (both 2017)
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Toolkit for Employers (2018)
  • Sleep and Recovery Toolkit for Employers (2018)
  • Physical activity, healthy eating and healthy weight (2018)
  • Domestic Abuse Toolkit (2018)

This paper

This report describes the study’s research methodology and the findings from a survey of nearly 60 user organisations, 28 qualitative interviews with individual users and an employer forum. The study aimed to explore the awareness and perception of the Toolkits among businesses of different sizes. Further, it aimed to assess the potential impact of the Toolkits on employer practice. Finally, the report offers recommendations to improve the impact and reach of the Toolkits.