Wellness planning resources
As a member, you have access to a suite of more than 30 resources to support the implementation of a successful workplace wellness program. If you are already doing things in the workplace to promote healthy choices, use the 5-Steps as a guide to develop the structure for your program.
Resources for 5-Steps to workplace wellness
Step 1. Management commitment
- Make a case for your program (PDF, 517KB)
- Workplace wellness statement and policy templates (PDF, 509KB)
- Workplace wellness statement and policy templates – editable (DOC, 1MB)
- Work health scanning tool – editable (DOC, 1MB)
- Work health business case template (DOC, 1MB)
- Work health checklist (DOC, 1MB)
Step 2. Wellness planning
- Set up a committee and get people involved (PDF, 529KB)
- Selecting an external wellness provider (PDF, 520KB)
Step 3. Needs assessment
- Employee needs assessment – Healthy People (PDF, 539KB)
- Workplace needs assessment – Healthy Places (PDF, 531KB)
- Protecting employee privacy and confidentiality (PDF, 527KB)
- Healthy People discussion questions for small groups (PDF, 527KB)
- Healthy People Snapshot (online tool)
- Healthy People Survey (online tool)
- Healthy Places Survey (online tool)
- Healthy Places Survey – print version (PDF, 710KB)
- Worker interest survey template (DOC, 1MB)
Step 4. Action plan
- Make an action plan (PDF, 537KB)
- Action plan example (PDF, 565KB)
- Action plan template (PDF, 597KB)
- Action plan template – editable (Word, 65KB)
- Healthy People strategies (PDF, 528KB)
- Healthy Places strategies (PDF, 529KB)
- Ideas for activities (PDF, 539KB)
- Develop a communication plan (PDF, 523KB)
Step 5. Evaluation
- Evaluate your workplace wellness program (PDF, 101KB)
- Evaluation plan example (PDF, 589KB)
- Evaluation plan template – editable (DOC, 1MB)
Health profile of a Queenslander
Step 1. Management commitment—the first step is to build a business case for a workplace wellness program and gain management support. Consider the Health profile of a Queenslander and include the statistics in a presentation.
Step 3. Needs Assessment—this step will help you identify what you need, so you can plan what goes into your wellness program.
Healthy People Snapshot is a survey to get employees to start to think about their own health, and things they might want to improve or change. The survey takes about 5 minutes and employees receive a summary of their results.
Healthy People Survey is a lifestyle risk assessment for employees. This survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and also provides employees with a summary. When 5 or more employees complete the survey, the workplace can receive a summary report of the surveys’ findings to guide wellness planning.
Healthy Places Survey is a survey to assess your workplace. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and provides a summary of the results.
Wellness planning calendar
Step 4. Action plan—this step helps you design your wellness program action plan.
Health topics—ideas for action
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Quit smoking
- Social and emotional wellness
- Sun safety
Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service
This free confidential phone-based coaching service is for individuals who would like to eat healthy, be physically active and achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Launched in Queensland in 2013, Get Healthy is available to all Queensland adults.
Workplace Quit Smoking program
If you have employees who work in blue collar occupations, your workplace could be eligible for the free Workplace Quit Smoking program. The program runs for 16 weeks and involves contact with Quitline counsellors and nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum and lozenges).
10,000 Steps challenge
The 10,000 Steps project is a free and fun program to promote physical activity. Workplace challenges, using pedometers to monitor the amount of steps taken each day, encourage your employees to move more and become healthier.