The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP has recently won the Best Practice in Health and Wellbeing Award for its commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for all employees.
DMP’s Working on Wellness (WoW) Program won the Award at the 2017 Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA Achievement Awards last Friday.
The program was created in 2009 and provides workers with opportunities to improve their health through developing relevant skills, knowledge, and attitudes for a healthy lifestyle.
“This acknowledgement reinforces that the WoW program continues to have a positive influence on staff health and has consequently improved our organizational outcomes,” said DMP’s Acting Director General Phil Gorey.
“Our recent employee perception survey revealed that 87 percent of staff agree that we are committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace.
“The program extends beyond our own staff, spreading positive health and wellness messages to our families, colleagues and their communities.”
Some of the Wow activities include tailored health and fitness assessments, skin cancer screening, healthy cooking demonstrations, informative presentations on evidence based health trends such as intermittent fasting and gut bacteria, and a stronger focus on mental health initiatives.