There is an increasing focus on strategies to support Australians to lead a healthy lifestyle for the prevention of chronic diseases, including some cancers. Considering that over ten million Australians spend on average eight hours per day in the workplace, Cancer Council believes that the workplace is an important setting for health promotion programs. Effective workplace health programs have been shown to improve the health and wellbeing of employees and facilitate organisational changes, such as reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.
Resources for your workplace
The Healthy Workplace Guide
To assist workplaces with improving the health of their employees, the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council NSW and the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) from the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, have collaborated to develop this practical, evidence based ten step guide.
This guide provides easy to follow steps on creating a workplace that supports employees in leading healthy lifestyles, including how to get started, construct and implement a workplace health program.
Download the Healthy Workplace Guide
Healthy Workplace Activities at a Glance
The Healthy Workplace Activities at a Glance checklist provides practical suggestions for activities that can be easily implemented in your workplace to promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Examples of workplace activities targeting physical activity and nutrition: Download the Healthy Workplace Activities at a Glance
- Examples of workplace activities targeting tobacco, alcohol, sun protection and cancer support: Download the Extra Workplace Activities at a Glance Healthy Workplaces Extra Activities at a Glance .