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Healthy Workplace Achievement Program

Healthy workers are great for business.  The Healthy Workplace Achievement Program is available to all businesses in Victoria to support the development of healthy workplaces.

A workplace that promotes the health and wellbeing of employees can reap many benefits:

  • Greater employee job satisfaction and engagement
  • Reduce sick leave
  • Increase staff retention
  • More productive staff
  • Healthier staff
  • Staff that feel valued
  • Better team relationships
  • Build on the health and wellbeing initiatives you already have in place

Did you know?

  • Organisations that don’t promote health and wellbeing are four times more likely to lose talented staff in the next 12 months.
  • Healthy workers are three times more productive than unhealthy workers.
  • On average, six working days of productivity are lost per worker every year as a result of workers coming to work sick or injured.
  • Unhealthy workers take nine times more sick days per year than healthy workers.

The Workplace Achievement Program gives you practical steps and easy-to-use tools and templates to promote and improve health and wellbeing in your workplace. It’s more than just a program – it provides you with a framework for continuous improvement; you can work at your own pace; and, it’s completely free.

With a focus on 5 Health Priority Areas: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Smoking, and Alcohol and other Drugs, the program outlines best practice benchmarks for workplaces to work towards to improve the health of their workers.

Workplaces that achieve the health and wellbeing benchmarks of the Achievement Program are recognised by the Victorian Government and position themselves as an employer of choice.

Barwon Health provides local support for workplaces wanting to implement the Healthy Workplace Achievement Program.

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