Personal Health & Wellbeing

Collated below are our Guidelines related to maintaining our personal health and wellbeing.

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness. But evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. We think that the mind and body are separate. But what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing means feeling good – both about yourself and about the world around you. It means being able to get on with life in the way that you want. Being active doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in the gym, if that doesn't appeal to you. Find physical activities that you enjoy and think about how to fit more of them into your daily life.

  • Drugs and Alcohol

    Drugs and Alcohol

    The BBC has an agreed Policy in relation to Drugs and Alcohol. This guidance is extracted from that policy. In the case of doubt the BBC Drugs and Alcohol Policy has precedence.


  • Influenza


    A guide to influenza, or 'flu', for individuals seeking general advice or during an epidemic or pandemic situation.


  • Pregnancy


    A guide to health and safety considerations for pregnant and nursing mothers. In general day-to-day work activity is not harmful in pregnancy. There are, however, some work factors that can cause harm and need to be considered.


  • Pressure and Stress

    Pressure and Stress

    A guide to recognising and managing pressure and stress.


  • Tiredness and Fatigue

    Tiredness and Fatigue

    A guide to the scheduling and management of your team’s working hours to help safeguard them from the effects of fatigue.


  • Health Kiosks in the BBC

    Health Kiosks in the BBC

    Following their popularity in previous years, the health kiosks are back. This article lets you know what they are, where they are located and for how long they will be there.


  • Health and Wellbeing Events 2017

    Health and Wellbeing Events 2017

    As part of the BBC's Health and Wellbeing strategy, a number of Health and Wellbeing Events are being planned across the BBC in 2017/2018.


  • Wellbeing Portal - I Will

    Wellbeing Portal - I Will

    I Will is the BBC’s new online wellbeing resource centre.


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