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Workplace Health and Wellbeing programs

Effective and sustainable health and wellbeing programs are:

  • targeted to the organisation’s risks and needs
  • resourced and supported
  • monitored and evaluated
  • continuously improved.

Continuous Improvement cycle

The first step in the process to implement an effective health and wellbeing program is to conduct a needs assessment. This activity will help to identify a strategy that is appropriate to the needs of the organisation.

In many cases, the next step will be to present a business case to senior management to obtain authorisation and support for the proposed program.

It is important to carefully design and implement your program and support it adequately.

Monitoring and evaluating your health and wellbeing program is essential to secure the program’s sustainability and demonstrate its success. Be aware that the average projected time frame for ‘hard’ return on investment is estimated to be between three and five years. 1

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1 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Building the Case for Wellness, Department for Work & Pensions, 2008, viewed 13 September 2013,

Page last updated: 16 Jan 2019