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

Step 2. Wellness planning

Step 3. Needs assessment

Step 4. Action plan

Step 5. Evaluation

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.

Surveys

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. Use the wellness planning calendar (PDF, 477KB) to highlight key dates for your program.

Health topics—ideas for action

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.

See useful links

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Please note: this initiative was previously known as Workplaces for Wellness. For a short period, many resources will still refer to Workplaces for Wellness.