What is Workplace Wellness?


Australians spend approximately 1/3 of their life at work and the workplace plays an important role in the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers, and, as a consquence, also their families.  The workplace has subsequently been recognised as a priority setting for health promotion by the World Health Organisation and Australian governments. After all, improving employee health has the capacity to protect, support and enhance our greatest asset - our human capital.  


Workplace Wellness is a way of putting together the many different terms that have previously been used to describe the area covering workplace health management, corporate health, and health and productivity management.


Essentially Workplace Wellness is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work. This is achieved through a combination of improving the work organisation and the working environment, promoting the active participation of employees in health activities, and encouraging personal development (Adapted from ENWHP, 2007). Comprehensive workplace health interventions, incorporating individual approaches and changes to workplace culture and structure, have been shown to have the most impact (HAPIA, 2011).


The Body Guard's approach to Workplace Wellness therefore acknowledges the multiple determinants of employee health and is holistic and integrative in nature, addressing both individual and organisational factors.


We also recognise that there is no 'one-size fits all' approach to a Workplace Wellness Program so each program is designed specifically for your needs.


For a Workplace Wellness Program that suits your business, call Christine Barnes 0421 379615 for a free initial phone consultation to discuss your needs and goals.



The Body Guard with Christine Barnes

Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness, Yoga and Meditation

Noosa Heads, Qld, Australia

Ph: 0421 379615

Email: christine@thebodyguard.com.au




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