Healthy workplaces

A healthy workplace is one where workers and managers continually improve processes to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all employees.

Improving health and well-being can increase employee job satisfaction and engagement.

It has also been shown to improve productivity, reduce sick leave and increase employee retention.

Workplace Achievement Program registration

Register your workplace now

For local support, events and resources please see Barwon Health's Healthy Workplaces.

The Workplace Achievement Program gives you practical steps and easy-to-use tools and templates to promote and improve health and well-being in your workplace.

It's more than just a program - it provides you with a framework for continuous improvement, enabling you to embed health and well-being into your organisation's culture, having a positive impact on areas like morale, safety and productivity.

You can work at your own pace, and along the way you'll be recognised by the Victorian Government as a health promoting workplace, supporting your organisation's position as an employer of choice.
Creating a Healthy Workplace

If you're already doing great things to promote and encourage health and well-being at work, the Achievement Program helps you build on this and get the best results for your business. Backed by evidence, it will also help you communicate your ideas to management and get your workplace leaders and colleagues on board with the initiatives you're proposing. It's also completely free.

Local health service providers

View our list of skilled local health service providers can support you to create a healthier work environment.

Health Promoting Workplace Award

For the last two years, the Geelong Business Excellence Award for Health Promoting Workplaces has been won by workplaces that are registered to the Healthy Together Achievement Program.

Congratulations to the Gordon and Bellarine Veterinary Practice for taking out the award in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Sit-stand desks

Adults who sit less throughout the day have a lower risk of early death, particularly from cardiovascular disease. View a list of sit-stand examples.

Healthy fundraising

Instead of selling boxes of chocolates or lollies to raise money, encourage health and wellbeing using these fun and easy products and activities.

Healthy sharing in the workplace

Have you been asked to bring a plate to celebrate a colleague's birthday or end of year festivities? Why not prepare some healthy food to share with your colleagues! Check out these tips for your next occasion.

Healthy Gift Guide for employees

Ditch the wine and chocolates this year and treat your employees with some of these low-cost healthier gift ideas

Healthy Eating in the Workplace Toolkit

This toolkit will assist workplaces with information and ideas on how to support staff to make healthy food and drink choices. It will assist workplaces registered in the Health Promoting workplaces Achievement Program to meet the Healthy Eating benchmark.

Case studies

Want to become a health promoting workplace but don't know where to start? Take a look at these case studies, handy resources, tips to help you get you started!

Return on investment in staff - Cotton on Happy staff and giving back to the community - Harwood Andrews Bicycle Friendly Business Program Low Cost Healthy Workplace Ideas
Mental Health in the Workplace Eating Healthy in the workplace    

Tips and resources

Want to become a health promoting workplace but don't know where to start? Take a look at these case studies, handy resources and tips to help you get you started:

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