Walk at Work Award

26 October 2021
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Impact Funding Partners has achieved the Paths for All Walk at Work Award

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the Paths for All Walk at Work Award for its dedication to improving staff health and wellbeing.

By promoting walking as an easy way to get to and from work and meetings, we are reducing our carbon footprint and helping to reduce congestion and emissions in the areas that we live and work

Accepting the Walk at Work Award, Tricia Imrie, Chief Executive, said:

“Having a focus to get active and go outside at a time when most of us were in lockdown was fantastic! It was lovely to have a challenge that the whole organisation could take part in together and it contributed to our positive health and wellbeing. Many of us have managed to keep walking too! We are delighted to accept this award.”

Recent findings from UK workplaces reveal that half of all employees experience poor mental health at work, including stress, anxiety and depression. Regular walking can reduce the effects of poor mental health, particularly walking in greenspace.

Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All set up the award to help tackle poor health in the workplace and reverse the trend of inactive workplaces where staff sit for up to nine hours a day. The charity provided Impact Funding Partners with one-to-one support to set up activities to get their workforce walking.

Frances Bain, Walking for Health Manager at Paths for All, urges all Scottish workplaces to take their employees’ health seriously.

“Congratulations to Impact Funding Partners for achieving our Walk at Work Award. It’s brilliant to see Scottish workplaces take the lead in creating a work-based walking culture and making improvements to staff health and wellbeing.”

“Research shows that employees who are physically active in and around the working day take fewer sick days, are more motivated and productive, and are more able to concentrate, so walking is not just good for us, it’s good for business.

“I would urge any Scottish workplace to follow Impact Funding Partners lead and use Paths for All’s support to take small steps to a healthier workforce.”

Taking part is free and open to any Scottish workplace that wants to promote an active workforce. Find out more at www.pathsforall.org.uk/walkatworkaward