Health and wellbeing at work
As part of the department's commitment to supporting your health and wellbeing, this site has been designed to provide information to assist you to manage your wellbeing and implement a staff health and wellbeing program at your workplace. There are a number of tools, resources and information sources provided to assist you.
How can you or your workplace improve your health and wellbeing?
Staff wellbeing programs have contributed to reduced absenteeism, increased morale, enhanced team and social work relationships and improved physical and mental health.
The Staff Wellbeing Framework (PDF, 777KB), which is accessible via the intranet, includes a multi-dimensional wellbeing model based on the following five steps:
- Obtaining management commitment.
- Planning for wellness.
- Conducting a needs assessment.
- Action plan (setting goals, identifying and planning activities, assessing risks, program administration, promotion, engaging employees, marketing and communication throughout the program).
- Evaluating and reviewing your program.
The comprehensive DoE Staff Wellbeing Planning Guide which can be found on OnePortal contains all the links and resources to complete the above five steps.
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. It is recommended that wellbeing activities are selected based on staff and workplace needs.
The new DoE Staff Wellbeing OnePortal site includes a range of tools and resources to support all five steps and the five wellbeing dimensions:
- Physical wellbeing
- Psychological wellbeing
- Occupational wellbeing
- Financial/personal resources
- Social and community engagement
New Workplace Wellness Resources available
A best practice framework for developing and implementing workplace health and wellbeing programs and a large range of resources to support schools and other departmental workplaces to establish staff wellbeing programs is available on the Staff Wellbeing OnePortal page.
New resources and tools for school and workplace wellness committees or wellness coordinators are all designed to assist departmental workplaces put in place exciting, sustainable, engaging and successful programs. These include:
- DoE Staff Wellbeing Framework
- DoE Staff Wellbeing Planning Guide
- Staff Wellbeing Animation - to communicate the Framework's approach
- Vignettes and case studies of school's with staff health and wellbeing programs
Visit this page for more information or contact your local regional office or the Staff Wellbeing Team (staffwellbeing.HR@qed.qld.gov.au) in the Organisational Safety and Wellbeing Unit.
If you have any questions about the department's Health and Wellbeing programs for staff and workplaces, please contact the departmental Organisational Wellbeing Consultants.