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Workplace Profile

The Cancer Council Western Australia is WA's leading, independent, evidence-based cancer organisation that works to achieve a cancer-free future for the WA community.
The Cancer Council Western Australia has a head office in Perth and regional offices in the Kimberley, Midwest, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Midland, Southwest, Great Southern and Pilbara.

Health and Wellbeing Profile

The Cancer Council WA workplace health and wellbeing program has been running since 2016 and is coordinated by the Human Resources team. In 2018 Cancer Council WA became a Silver Recognised Healthy Workplace.

Planning

The Cancer Council WA's health and wellbeing program is coordinated by the Human Resources team and is supported by all levels of senior management. The Human Resources team undertook HWWA Coordinator Training (both the online module and then face to face training workshop) before carrying out staff consultation to measure staff awareness and knowledge of the four SNAP lifestyle risk factors (smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity). In addition, a review of workplace policies and past activities was undertaken. Results from this review and staff consultation were used to guide the development of a Workplace Health and Wellbeing Action Plan

Health and Wellbeing Program Activities

  • No Smoking and Alcohol Policy, including no designated smoking areas or alcohol available at social events
  • Healthy eating and catering policy
  • Regular staff education and awareness raising sessions
  • Walking meetings
  • Staff fitness activities, such as yoga and step challenges
  • Sit-stand workstations and meeting tables
  • Comprehensive online portal to promote health and wellbeing news and resources
  • Flexible working practices 
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Industry Healthcare and Social Assistance
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Metropolitan and Regional
Current Achievement
Ashley Reid Chief Executive Officer - November 2018

“At Cancer Council WA we seek to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. This includes providing evidence-based information to reduce cancer risk. We simply cannot do this vital work without a skilled, committed and healthy workplace.”


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