Health and Wellbeing Policies

On this page you will find policies and procedures relating to Health and Wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Inverclyde Council has a strong commitment to employee health and wellbeing, and we have recently launched our Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-23.  Our approach is based on Three Pillars of Health and Wellbeing which combine (and often interact) to determine an individual’s overall wellbeing:

  • Pillar One: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Pillar Two: Physical Wellbeing
  • Pillar Three: Financial Wellbeing

Our holistic approach is designed to create a healthy workplace for all and to ensure positive outcomes for employee wellbeing.

Menopause Policy

The aim of the policy and supporting guidance is to make managers aware of menopause related issues and how they can affect their employees by;

  • Creating an environment where women feel confident enough to raise issues about their symptoms and seek any reasonable adjustments at work that may assist.
  • Promoting the guidance which will provide direction and clarity on how to support women who raise menopause related issues, either for individuals experiencing this or those who are affected indirectly, for example, line managers, and colleagues.
  • Informing managers about the potential symptoms of menopause, what the consequences can be and what they can do to support women at work including considering reasonable adjustments where possible.
  • Reduce absenteeism due to menopausal symptoms.

Family Friendly

At Inverclyde Council, we believe that people should both be able to work and have a quality family life and that the ability to balance life inside and outside of work is key to attracting and retaining the best employees. It is for this reason we are committed to providing a range of family friendly benefits to both parents and carers and all information is included in this policy which is linked on the right hand side of the page.

Employee Benefit Booklet

As well as the conditions of service the Council offers a range of benefits to employees including:

  • Attractive Pension schemes
  • Buy and Bank Annual Leave Scheme
  • Career development
  • Childcare vouchers (not open to new entrants)
  • Credit Union
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly and Work Life Balance policy
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Occupational health support

Further information on these schemes can be obtained from the Employee Benefits Booklet, linked in the download section.



If you would like further information on the above topics please check ICON, Inverclyde Council's employee intranet, or if you do not have access please call the OD Team on 01475 712760.