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Healthy workplaces

A workplace that promotes the health and wellbeing of employees can increase employee job satisfaction and engagement. It has also been shown to improve productivity, reduce sick leave and increase employee retention.

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Barwon Health Support 
Barwon Health is the lead local agency in the Barwon region of the Cancer Council Workplace Achievement Program, which was initiated across the state in 2012.

Do you want tailored support to develop your health and wellbeing program?

Barwon Health can provide workplaces with one to one support to help you with:

  • Writing a health and wellbeing policy
  • Setting up a wellbeing committee or champions
  • Creating a health and wellbeing action plan
  • Setting up program evaluation
  • Providing opportunities to network and learn from other organisations
  • Connecting you with health and wellbeing experts

To get started This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Workplace Health team to find out more. 

Workplaces and the Achievement Program

Barwon Health supports local workplaces in the Barwon region to implement the Healthy Workplaces Achievement Program. The Achievement Program is a state wide initiative supported by the Victorian Government and delivered by Cancer Council Victoria. There is no cost to register your workplace.

The Workplace Achievement Program gives you practical steps and easy-to-use tools and templates to promote and improve health and wellbeing in your workplace. It's more than just a program - it provides you with a framework for continuous improvement; you can work at your own pace; and, it’s completely free. 

If you're already doing great things to promote and encourage health and wellbeing in your workplace, the Achievement Program helps you build on this and get the best results for your business. Backed by evidence, it will also help you communicate your ideas to management and get your workplace leaders and colleagues on board with the initiatives you're proposing. You will also enjoy ongoing support from health professionals. Read more about the program here.

Workplace Health Priority Areas

For more information on each of the benchmark areas visit the Healthy Workplaces Achievement Program

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Register for the Healthy Workplace Achievement Program to:

  • Create a positive, healthy culture
  • Increase employee morale, improve productivity and reduce sick leave
  • Build on the health and wellbeing initiatives you already have in place
  • Be recognised by the Victorian Government and position yourself as an employer of choice.

Join over 100 workplaces and 30,000 employees in Geelong who have already made the healthy choice

Register your workplace

Workplace Health in the Barwon region

Join our quarterly Workplace Achievement Program eNewsletter. We provide important events, tips and resources that support local workplaces to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes for their employees.
Subscribe to the Workplace Health eNewsletter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click below for our previous editions:

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The Workplace Health Network provides opportunities for those involved in health and wellbeing initiatives to share knowledge, collaborate and inform future workplace health events across the region. The network is always open to new members from Achievement Program registered workplaces.

Click here to view the Workplace Health Network purpose. If you would like to join the Workplace Health Network please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Workplace Health team.


Barwon Health host a number of events around the Workplace Achievement Program throughout the year. These events are designed to support you in implementing the benchmarks of the achievement program in your workplace. They are also a great opportunity to network with other businesses in the Geelong region.


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