Why do we need Get Healthy at Work?

  • Many Australian adults are not healthy
    • 62% are overweight or obese
    • 92% have inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables
    • 20% consume more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day
    • 16% smoke tobacco daily
    • 62% of workers don’t do enough physical activity
  • Workplace health programs like Get Healthy at Work can help workers improve their health and also offer benefits to the business. Over time a program like Get Healthy at Work can
    • Increase job satisfaction
    • Improve morale, motivation and teamwork
    • Improve engagement and retention
    • Reduce sick leave by 30%

Get Healthy at Work supports our efforts to improve workplace health by focusing on:

  • Healthy weight
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Active travel
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

Get Healthy at Work

Brief Health Checks

  • 15 minutes
  • Free and confidential
  • Anonymous
  • Immediate feedback and advice
  • Conducted in a private space at our workplace by a professional health practitioner or online
  • Voluntary
  • Free referrals to supporting health services
  • No blood or urine collected! The only measurement is of your waist

What happens to the results?

  • Results remain anonymous
  • Results are pooled and summarised for data (Get Healthy at Work and [Workplace Name] don’t receive any results that could identify workers)
  • If more than 50 Brief Health Checks are completed at our workplace, a summary report is generated to give us a snapshot of the health of our workers

Benefits to expect

Within a few months

  • Employee engagement
  • Team cohesiveness

Within 1-2 years

  • Health knowledge
  • Job satisfaction
  • Corporate image

Healthy people – actions that support workers to make healthier decisions or adopt healthier behaviours

  • Providing healthy eating information in staff newsletters
  • Hold a healthy eating challenge (encouraging both managers and workers to join in)

Healthy places – actions that provide a healthy physical environment and facilities to support health

  • Display healthy eating messages in areas where decisions are made about food
  • Provide access to drinking water
  • Encourage workers to use refillable water bottles at their worksite
  • Provide kitchen facilities to encourage food storage and preparation

Healthy policy – actions that set out an organisation’s commitment to support health

  • Develop a healthy eating policy that includes vending machines and catering in
    the workplace

What next?

  • Formalise Workplace commitment to the program
  • Involve your workers
  • Plan for coordinating your Brief Health Checks

For more details visit gethealthyatwork.com.au