27/10/2022

A service to help employers create a workplace environment that supports employee mental and physical wellbeing has been launched.

The Healthy Workplaces Service is a joint initiative of Wellbeing SA, SafeWork SA, the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science, ReturnToWorkSA and the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.

Based on the principle that ‘prevention is better than cure’, the service will help employers take proactive steps to build a positive and safe work culture – before challenges arise.

Kylie, Healthy Workplaces Adviser: Everyone deserves to work in a workplace where their health and wellbeing matter, and workplace leaders have told us that they've got pain points when it comes to delivering workplace health and wellbeing, and that is where we are here to help.

Our service can save you time by pointing you in the right direction to the appropriate information that suits your workplace needs.

We can help you identify the strengths and gaps in your workplace and save you time and money by targeting your health and wellbeing efforts. We can provide guidance around engaging with your employees to help protect their physical and mental health and wellbeing. We can support you to advocate and demonstrate to senior leaders that health and wellbeing is not just a nice to have but part of a successful business plan. We can help to proactively design out hazards to physical and mental health and design in a healthy workplace environment and culture, and we're here to quality check.

If you're a business that's doing something, we can review what you've done and provide insights to help make it stronger.

Paul, Work Health and Safety Adviser: The Healthy Workplaces Service is a collaborative partnership with experts in workplace health and wellbeing. The service has been designed for South Australian workplaces, no matter where they are in the state, what size or industry they're in.

We're here to help you navigate your workplace wellbeing journey.

Kylie, Healthy Workplaces Adviser: The Healthy Workplaces Service provides free information, resources and support to build healthy, safe and thriving workplaces. We can help you:

  • to design a health and wellbeing program
  • to address specific workplace health and wellbeing issues and
  • link you into services, resources and supports to promote workplace health, wellbeing and safety.

Amanda, Healthy Workplaces Adviser: The Healthy Workplaces Service brings together qualified and specialist professionals from across areas of health promotion, workplace health and safety and business services.

Paul, Work Health and Safety Adviser: A healthy workplace has so many great benefits for the business, for workers and the South Australian community. In a healthy workplace, we see that people are more engaged, more productive and there are fewer work-related injuries and illnesses, less staff turnover and improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

We know that around 50 per cent of South Australian businesses have some plan around workplace health and wellbeing, and our service aims to make it a hundred per cent.

Amanda, Healthy Workplaces Adviser: Start your workplace health and wellbeing journey by visiting our website healthyworkplaces.sa.gov.au. Here you'll find information, tools and resources and be able to register for the Healthy Workplaces Service. Once you have registered, an advisor will be in touch to help with your workplace health and wellbeing.

The Healthy Workplaces Service provides businesses of all sizes in South Australia with free, practical information and resources to create a healthy and thriving workplace.

Register your workplace at healthyworkplaces.sa.gov.au/service to access evidence-based information, tools, resources, and advice to help you create an optimal workplace.

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