Creating healthy, active workplaces
To assist Western Australian workplaces to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, the Department of Sport and Recreation, in partnership with the Premier's Physical Activity Taskforce, developed the Healthy Active Workplaces Initiative.
The Department of Sport and Recreation’s Healthy Active Workplace program ended in June 2012 therefore this website will no longer be updated. It will however remain accessible until the end of 2012. As this website is no longer active, external links may be outdated.
The workplace health and physical activity agenda will now be progressed through the Commonwealth funded National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health managed by the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate, Department of Health, WA. Through this initiative workplaces across WA will have access to a range of support services to help them implement healthy lifestyle practices in the workplace.
Department of Health annoucement
The Department of Sport and Recreation will continue to work collaboratively to achieve stronger, happier, healthier and safer communities through sport and recreation.
The workplace is an important part of many Western Australians' lives. On average, employees spend about a third of their waking hours at work. During the past 50 years the nature of work and the work/leisure balance have changed. Today’s working environment is contributing to inactive lifestyles, stress and alarmingly high rates of preventable disease.
Why invest in workplace health and physical activity?
Investing in workplace health and physical activity programs is part of the solution. Research and practice shows these programs will positively impact on employees and organisations. Implementing a comprehensive workplace health and physical activity program can mean happier, healthier and more productive employees.