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Is there a designated staff member to coordinate health and wellbeing?

Having a dedicated person to run the program will contribute to its success.

Healthier Workplace WA offers FREE training and professional development opportunities for those wishing to enhance their skills and knowledge in the area, as listed below:

  • Face to face Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Workshops are held in the metropolitan area on a regular basis. Subscribe to be notified of upcoming dates.
  • Online Health and Wellbeing Coordinator training can be done from any location! Register today.
  • Lunch 'n' Learns and webinars are also held regularly and cover various topics relating to workplace health. Subscribe to keep up to date with sessions.
Does your workplace have a general health and wellbeing policy?

A written policy is the best way to make a statement of your organisation’s commitment towards workplace health.

Take a look at our short video “How to create a healthy workplace” which explains the importance of good policy and a supportive environment.

If you need help in creating your policy, you can use our creating a health and wellbeing policy factsheet and template.

Does your workplace have an action plan with clear goals and objectives?

Planning is an important step in creating a successful health and wellbeing program. By developing an action plan you will be able to document what you want to achieve, the strategies that you will use to assist you to do this, and most importantly, keep on track!

Creating an action plan doesn't have to be difficult; use our action planning factsheet and template to make it easier.

Does your workplace have management support for staff participation in health and wellbeing programs?

Gaining support for health and wellbeing from management is especially important as they can commit money and people to the program to help make it a success. If management support the goals and participate in the program, workers will be more likely to join in.

Our short video "What is Workplace Health?" may be useful to show management to help them gain an understanding of the benefits of a workplace health program. In addition, our case study videos are great to show management; they demonstrate the successes other businesses have had with their workplace health programs and the benefits they've experienced.

It can be beneficial to show management exactly how much they can save by investing health and wellbeing. Do this by using the Workplace Health Savings Calculator.

We also have a range of other free tools and resources you can use to help gain management support, including our business case brochure and our sample presentation to managers.

Does your workplace consult with staff regarding health and wellbeing?

A healthy workplace is easier to achieve when there is open and consultative communication in your workplace. During the development of your program, it’s important to speak with staff and listen to their wants, needs and potential concerns about workplace health and wellbeing strategies.

Take a look at our short video "How to engage staff in workplace health programs", which talks about how to engage and captivate your staff in order to help make your program a success. You can also take a look at our consultation factsheet for some guidance on how to consult effectively.

Does your workplace evaluate the success of health and wellbeing strategies?

Evaluation is important as it allows you to see whether your workplace health and wellbeing program is working the way you planned. It's an organised way of collecting information to tell you what has worked and what hasn't worked so that you can improve things in the future.

Take a look at our short video called "How to evaluate the success of workplace health programs" and our evaluation factsheet.

 


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