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

  • December Lunch and Learn Bulletin

    November 16, 2021

    Each month Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment offer a number of one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and well-being. As the holidays approach, this month we will focus on looking after ourselves during challenging and busy times. 

  • Life Lines - Mental Health Checkup: Preparing for the Year Ahead

    November 16, 2021

    Traditionally, the new year is a time when many of us reflect on the previous year and make “resolutions,” or plans for the coming year. The stresses associated with the pandemic, have impacted the mental health of many. Start the new year with a mental health check up.

  • Medically supported leaves. What, when, why and how

    November 12, 2021

    When experiencing health challenges, there are numerous options that can offer the appropriate level of support and the best possible outcome for recovery.

  • What is Languishing?

    October 18, 2021

    Learn how it's defined and what can you do if you feel like you are languishing.

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