Welcome to the Department of Education, Training and Employment's (DETE's) Health and Wellbeing site. As part of the department's commitment to supporting your health, this site has been designed to assist you in managing your physical, mental and social wellbeing. What you can expect to find here is information, tools, programs and inspiration to assist you to live a full and healthy life!
Wellness programs within the workplace have contributed to reduced absenteeism, increased morale, enhanced team and social work relationships and improved physical and mental health.
Best/good practice Workplace Wellness programs involve the following steps:
The department is in the process of developing a suite of online resources to assist workplaces in:
Wellness programs do not need to be costly. Programs often work most successfully when you use the skills and interests of staff members and make connections with local community people, organisations, resources and programs.
Wellness programs can be as simple as raising awareness about health issues by celebrating national health promotion events such as the Cancer Council's 'Australia's Biggest Morning Tea', to establishing a lunchtime walking group, to having guest speakers present on a range of wellness topics, such as managing your finances to emotional intelligence.
The links below provide some useful information on some of the department's health promotion initiatives:
Nominations are now open for the DETE Annual Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards (DETE employees only) for 2013. Nominate an individual or your successful health and safety improvement, health management or proactive workplace wellness program now. The closing date for nominations is 21 June 2013.
The Queensland government s 'Get Healthy' telephone information and coaching service is new, free, confidential and able to be accessed by all Queenslanders.
The service provides up to 10 free coaching calls with a personal health coach, access to a goal setting information booklet and access to a range of web based tools so you can keep track of your progress.
Simply call 1300 HEALTH (or 13 43 25 84) or email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org for a call back during the next business day.
Learn more about this fantastic program by viewing the 'Get Healthy' (DETE employees only) flyer.
If you have any questions about DETE's Health and Wellbeing programs for staff and workplaces, please contact the Central Office Wellbeing Team, Organisational Health on (07) 3235 4030, your local Regional Office or your TAFE HR Manager/team.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Apr 2012