Simple guide to workplace health and wellbeing

Your Simple guide to workplace health and wellbeing (pdf, 6.6 MB)

This is the entire guide in one document which will help you develop and implement a workplace wellbeing program. It's the document used by the Wellbeing Advisors when they visit a workplace.


Individual sections

01 Good health is good for business

01: Good health is good for business PDF, 521.2 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at the 'what' and 'why' of workplace health and wellbeing.

ID: Section 1 | Date: 10/2014


02 Linking health, safety and wellbeing

02: Linking health, safety and wellbeing PDF, 350.1 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at how a traditional workplace health and safety culture now includes wellbeing.

ID: Section 2 | Date: 10/2014


03 Why invest in health

03: Why invest in health and wellbeing? PDF, 452.1 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at the numbers behind implementing a successful health and wellbeing program

ID: Section 3 | Date: 10/2014


03: Return on investment calculator XLS, 48.0 KB

ROI calculator. This spreadsheet template helps you to calculate your own potential savings from investing in a workplace health and wellbeing program.

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Healthy workers (Australian Government - Department of Health)

Australian Government website with a range of information and resources to help make workplaces healthier.


04 Implementing your workplace health and wellbeing program

04: Implementing your workplace health and wellbeing program PDF, 762.4 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at the basics of creating a workplace health and wellbeing program.

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04: Terms of Reference for a working group DOC, 50.0 KB

This template provides a sample Terms of Reference for a workplace health and wellbeing working group. It can be modified to suit your organisation.

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04: Establishing a workplace health and wellbeing working group PDF, 386.1 KB

This fact sheet outlines how to set up and conduct a working group or steering committee for your workplace health and wellbeing program.

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05 Getting others involved

05: Getting others involved PDF, 576.9 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at how to get others involved and how to promote your workplace health and wellbeing program to make it as successful as possible.

ID: Section 5 | Date: 10/2014


05: Men's health in the workplace PDF, 313.8 KB

This fact sheet provides information on how to engage men in your workplace health and wellbeing program.

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06 Turning ideas into actions

06: Turning ideas into actions PDF, 2.0 MB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at specific focus areas that impact the health and wellbeing of your employees.

ID: Section 6 | Date: 10/2014


06A Healthy eating

06A: Healthy eating PDF, 581.5 KB

In this section, we look at how you can make healthy eating at work a priority.

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06A: Food safety in the workplace PDF, 510.3 KB

This fact sheet provides information to help you look at food safety concerns when dealing with food in the workplace.

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06A: Healthy work environments PDF, 414.9 KB

This fact sheet outlines the different physical settings or environments that impact on an employee's food choices while at work.

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06A: Healthy workplace nutrition guidelines PDF, 1.0 MB

These guidelines assist onsite workplace food suppliers to create healthy food options. These guidelines use the 'traffic light' system to guide the appropriate amount or ratios of foods that can be provided in work-related situations.

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06B Physical activity

06B: Physical activity PDF, 1.1 MB

In this section, we look at how you can encourage your employees to become more physically active.

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06B: Benefits of physical activity PDF, 240.5 KB

This fact sheet outlines the many benefits of participating in physical activity - its not all about fitness!

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06B: Physical activity and employee safety PDF, 370.6 KB

This fact sheet considers key points in ensuring your employees conduct their physical activity in a safe and appropriate manner.

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06C Sedentary behaviour

06C: Sedentary behaviour PDF, 606.5 KB

In this section, we look at how you can encourage your employees to sit less and move more during their working day.

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06C: To sit or stand? That is the question PDF, 358.6 KB

This fact sheet outlines the basics of sitting versus standing in a work environment.

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06C: Sit-stand adjustable workstations PDF, 113.7 KB

This fact sheet outlines the considerations around purchasing and using a sit-stand height adjustable workstation.

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06D Social and emotional wellbeing

06D: Social and emotional wellbeing PDF, 557.3 KB

In this section, we look at how you can provide a workplace environment that contributes to the positive social and emotional wellbeing of your employees.

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06D: Fatigue management PDF, 434.3 KB

This fact sheet provides information on fatigue, with ideas that a workplace can use to help employees manage their sleep.

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06D: Helping employees successfully return to work: Guidelines for organisations PDF, 1.3 MB

This fact sheet, developed by the University of Melbourne, provides guidelines that organisations can take to facilitate return to work for employees, following an episode of depression, anxiety or other related mental health problem

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06D: Depression and the workplace - information for employers PDF, 415.3 KB

This fact sheet outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and what you can do if you suspect your employee is suffering from depression.

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06E Smoking

06E: Smoking PDF, 911.2 KB

In this section, we look at how you can tackle smoking in your workplace.

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06E: Health effects of smoking PDF, 352.6 KB

This fact sheet outlines the health risks to both smokers and non-smokers when exposed to tobacco smoke.

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06E: Smoking-related legislative requirements PDF, 433.0 KB

This fact sheet provides information on the legislative requirements around smoke-free areas and how you can provide a safe workplace for your employees.

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06E: Smoking cessation support PDF, 621.3 KB

This fact sheet provides information on how to help employees give up smoking by providing smoking cessation support.

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06E: Subsidising smoking cessation products PDF, 351.5 KB

This fact sheet provides information on why and how employers can provide subsidised smoking cessation products for their staff.

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06F Alcohol and other drugs

06F: Alcohol and other drugs PDF, 527.6 KB

In this section, we look at a range of issues around alcohol and drug use in the workplace.

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06F: The effect of alcohol and drug use in the workplace PDF, 362.0 KB

This fact sheet outlines the health risks and other risks associated with alcohol and drug use in the workplace.

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07 What's everyone else doing?

07: What's everyone else doing? PDF, 702.3 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at how other businesses have gone about developing and implementing workplace health and wellbeing programs.

ID: Section 7 | Date: 10/2014


08 Frequently asked questions

08: Frequently asked questions PDF, 768.6 KB

In this section of the Healthy Workplace Resource Toolkit, we look at some frequently asked questions (and answers) and give you some troubleshooting tips for an under-performing workplace health and wellbeing program.

ID: Section 8 | Date: 10/2014



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