This year our core focus has been on the mental health and wellbeing of our staff. We believe that staff that feel genuinely valued and appreciated are both happier and more productive. College-wide celebrations and recognition are most appreciated by staff. To this end, the enhaNCe program has organised several community gatherings and meals that have been designed to both recognise staff dedication and to allow an opportunity for staff across the College to sit down together and engage in positive conversations. The enhaNCe program has also run, and subsidised, several successful pilates programs which have been well attended. A key focus has been on developing a sense of community and a combination of both individual and collective achievement. The enhaNCe program has promoted, subsidised and facilitated staff entry in external events linked to wellbeing (e.g., Bridge to Brisbane) and in fundraising endeavours (e.g., Biggest Morning Tea, Movember). Management commitment has been actively demonstrated both formally and informally. Formal written approval has been granted with the intention of boosting staff wellbeing, but this is also underscored by the active presence of management staff at wellbeing gatherings. The participation of management in such initiatives speaks volumes to staff. Future wellness planning will be conducted using an evaluation survey as the school year comes to an end. Staff-wide surveys will be run to determine what activitiesstaff have enjoyed and benefited from.
Workplace size:Large (400 employees)
Industry:Education and training