Creating Healthy Workplaces program

Workplaces play a critical role in the health of society.

A healthy workplace promotes the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of its employees, and in turn the health of their families, communities and society.

A healthy workplace is one where employers and employees, together with a supportive workplace environment, work in partnership to create and sustain good health.

Workplaces can harm physical and mental health or they can be places that nurture good health. Most people spend a lot of time at work and if employees are healthy and happy, it’s good for them, their colleagues and their families. A healthy workplace is also good for business. Research shows that when organisations make positive changes to create a healthier workplace, the company reaps big benefits – with less staff off sick, higher productivity, and a happier and more committed workforce.


Creating Healthy Workplaces Program

VicHealth’s Creating Healthy Workplaces Program partners with Victoria’s foremost researchers, business and industry to promote health and prevent illness.

The program is building a body of knowledge about how to promote good health and prevent chronic disease in the workplace. It specifically focuses on identifying best practice approaches for addressing stress, gender inequality, alcohol-related harm, race-based discrimination and prolonged sitting at work. The program involves:

To register your interest or for more information email workplace@vichealth.vic.gov.au.