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The Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service offers a range of free workplace wellbeing programmes and support for workplaces throughout the region.

We encourage managers to take a well-rounded approach to wellbeing. Would you like to enhance your team's wellbeing, safety and productivity? Here are some of the priorities we can support you with:

  • mental health
  • healthy eating
  • physical activity
  • smokefree
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • breastfeeding
  • infection prevention and immunisation
  • sun safety

How to get started

There is a range of programmes available, with support available from public health advisors. If you are interested in these programmes or want to know more, contact the team at [email protected]

Programmes

WorkWell is a workplace programme endorsed by the Ministry of Health. It offers step-by-step support and mentoring from an assigned WorkWell advisor, user-friendly resources and recognition through national accreditation.

WorkWell supports employers and managers to implement a sustainable process that will help create a happier, healthier and more productive workplace. A Public Health Service WorkWell advisor will guide you throughout the programme and connect you with other agencies that can support your team wellbeing plans.

Visit: www.workwell.health.nz/workwell_home

The Health Promotion Agency provides comprehensive supplementary support, advice and tools to enhance the health and wellbeing of workplaces. Nelson Marlborough Health health promoters can provide additional support.

Visit: www.hpa.org.nz/programme/workplaces

Two workshops developed by the Mental Health Foundation and delivered by the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service provide participants with the tools to help create a workplace culture that enhances and protects people’s mental health. The workshops can accommodate 20 people and are:

  1. Working Well: Enhancing mental wellbeing, five ways to wellbeing at work
  2. Working Well: Creating positive environments for mental wellbeing – the what, why and how

Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.nz/home/our-work/category/44/working-well-guide-and-resources

The Stop Smoking Service offers the opportunity for your team to receive free support from a ‘quit coach’ onsite at your workplace.

This programme provides weekly one-hour group sessions for all staff wanting to quit smoking as well as free products to aid them in becoming smokefree.

Read about the programme here

Good4Work is a free online wellbeing tool that can be additionally supported by Nelson Marlborough Health health promoters. It is designed for small to medium-sized workplaces and any business getting started with workplace wellbeing.

Visit: www.good4work.nz