What is wellbeing?


There are many definitions of wellbeing. Our working definition is:

"That part of a person's overall wellbeing that they perceive to be determined primarily by work, which can be influenced by workplace interventions, and which has the potential to provide a positive benefit for the Methodist Church"

Why do we take this approach?

Wellbeing is influenced by factors both in and outside work

    • A person is responsible for their own wellbeing outside work and at work, to some extent
    • Wellbeing initiatives must benefit both the church and individual
    • The church can only control wellbeing factors within work  
    • Please note that the word 'work' is meant to apply widely to both lay and ordained people. In saying this, we recognise that for ministers the boundaries between 'work' and other parts of life often merge.