Step One: Getting started
Good planning and preparation create the foundation of an effective and successful health and wellbeing program.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise when evidence suggests that the most successful workplace health and wellbeing programs are those which have the support of managers or business owners.
Access the following resources to support your efforts:
- FAQs for managers (PDF 358KB)
- Build a business case fact sheet (PDF 581KB)
- Engaging external providers fact sheet (PDF 573KB)
- Project proposal template (DOCX 39KB)
A workplace health and wellbeing program isn’t going to work if it’s not centred around its employees.
Employee involvement can take many forms. Some people might want to take part in activities and events, while others would prefer organising, coordinating, marketing, or running parts of the program. Most importantly, the program must be developed based on the wants and wishes of employees. This is called ‘Needs Assessment’.
One way that employees can be involved is to champion your cause.
Forming a health and wellbeing committee
Not all workplaces need to form a new committee, as they might already have structures in place. For other organisations however, a committee is a good way to introduce ideas and activities.
- Create a health and wellbeing committee fact sheet (PDF 490KB)
- Health and wellbeing agenda template (DOCX 38KB)
- Health and wellbeing committee terms of reference example (DOCX 39KB)
- Health and wellbeing policy template (DOC 111KB).