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

  • Life Lines - Stress - Finding Your Balance

    March 22, 2022

    Think for a moment how many times you encounter the word “stress” in a day. It has such a familiar presence in our vernacular that perhaps the meaning has been diluted. Consider, though, that our body’s response to stress is instinctive. We can’t avoid it, but we can learn more about the “mechanics” of stress.

  • April 2022 Lunch & Learn Bulletin

    March 22, 2022

    Lunch and Learn's are one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and well-being. In April, we will focus on ourselves with a wellness journey, in inner strength and mindfulness; as well as what it means to become conscious allies in the workplace with a study in gender pronouns and inclusivity.

  • March 2022 Lunch & Learn Bulletin

    February 17, 2022

    Lunch and Learn's are one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and well-being. This month will focus on workplace relationships with regards to gratitude, assertiveness and psychological health and safety, as well as a study in happiness.

  • Life Lines - Kickstart Your Wellness

    February 17, 2022

    Wellness, it seems, is the next big thing that everyone must conquer. The past two years of pandemic upheaval have given people a chance to assess and reflect on their overall health and well-being, prompting a wellness renaissance. Wellness has always been linked to good health, preventative care, and positive lifestyle choices.

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