National Offender Management Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many NOMS staff well-being events have been held in 2014-15 to date; and what target his Department has set for the number of such events in that year.

Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many stress-awareness workshops NOMS has held since the roll-out of that initiative across the prison estate.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

NOMS enables the delivery of local well being events, which may include stress-awareness workshops, through NOMS PE Instructors, the OH Assist Occupational Health Advisors (OHA) and the Help Employee Assistance Contract. NOMS also has 121 trained well being champions who work locally in establishments. Stress awareness training is also included in the POELT course that all new prison officers attend at Newbold Revel.

NOMS PE Instructors deliver well being days in establishments and in Headquarters buildings.NOMS establishments can request that their OHA delivers workshops on well-being or other issues pertinent to the needs of their staff and there is an opportunity for establishments to request bespoke workshops for their staff on well being issues.

There is no central record of the total number of well being events in NOMS.

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