Health and Well-being Resources for Employees

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Healthy workplaces are the result of an environment that promotes and protects the healthy and well-being of its members. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that the workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society. Further, the workplace offers an ideal setting to support the promotion of health of a large audience and encourage a culture of care, free of judgement.Through health promotion, community members are encouraged to strengthen their health literacy and take control of their own health and well-being. By extension, the overall well-being of the organization is improved.

Recognizing that healthy faculty and staff directly impact the student experience, the University of Alberta drafted the Healthy University Strategic Plan was designed to foster healthy working, learning and living environments for faculty, students and staff. The vision is Thriving People in a Caring Community.


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Workplace Well-being News

  • September 2022 Lunch & Learn Bulletin

    August 24, 2022

    Lunch and Learns are one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and well-being. In September, we examine mental and social health topics such as suicide prevention and empathy. Workplace communication and family concerns about children's success in school round out our topics.

  • Life Lines - Understanding Family Dynamics

    August 24, 2022

    It's a given that no two families are alike. Families are where we first learn about connections, relationships, and friendships. This article looks at different aspects of family dynamics and family compositions. It will explore some of the characteristics of healthy family dynamics and learn how to navigate the complexities of family life and touch on what someone can do if they think their family could use some help.

  • August 2022 Lunch & Learn Bulletin

    July 08, 2022

    Lunch and Learns are one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and well-being. In August, we examine both personal psychological hygiene and then psychological health and safety from a workplace perspective. Workplace professionalism and personal finance round out our topics.

  • Life Lines - Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment

    June 29, 2022

    Anyone can experience sexual abuse or sexual harassment. It can happen between people who know each other and between strangers. It’s never okay. Living with the aftermath can be traumatic, and it’s important to give people the right kinds of support to begin to heal. We hope that in reading this article, you will gain a better understanding and be able to recognize some of the signs that someone may be experiencing sexual abuse or harassment.

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