Health and Wellbeing

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Healthy workplaces are the result of an environment that promotes and protects the healthy and wellbeing of its members. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that the workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing 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 wellbeing. By extension, the overall wellbeing 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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Health and Wellbeing News

  • Life Lines - Healthy Relationships

    May 19, 2021

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of our lives changed. Find tips to help you maintain healthy relationships during the periods of lockdown, physical distancing and other safety protocols.

  • June Lunch and Learn Bulletin

    May 14, 2021

    This month we focus on working with and embracing change, as well as sessions from the Buddy Up Campaign and Canadian Blood Services.

  • May Lunch and Learn Bulletin

    April 19, 2021

    Mental Health Week is May 3-9, so sessions this month are focused on mental wellbeing at home and in the workplace.

  • Life Lines - Children and Youth Mental Health

    April 16, 2021

    Exploring mental health in children and youth, including suggestions for building their confidence and resilience, reducing stress and promoting positive mental, emotional and physical health and wellness practices.

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