Get ready, healthy workplace month is starting on October 1!

Sep 20, 2018 | News

It’s that time of year again. Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month begins on October 1. This is the third year Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) is inviting Providence staff to participate in the "Change One Thing Challenge" (for your health and wellness while at work) during Healthy Workplace Month. It’s a great time to look at your workday and ask yourself, “what one thing can I change in my workday which would benefit my mental and physical health and wellness?”. Do you need to make taking your breaks a priority, maybe a short walk, how about choosing the stairs more often, drinking more water, eating an apple a day or being more mindful?

Whatever you choose, it contributes to a healthier you and demonstrates that healthy habits are doable at work and healthy habits at work helps promote and enhance a healthy workplace culture.

Along with the “Change One Thing Challenge" there will be a wide variety of workshops and in-services schedule at various Providence sites throughout the month:

  • EFAP presents “Making the Best of Stress” at SPH & MSJ 
  • EFAP presents “Mindful Communication" at Brock Fahrni 
  • Financial Literacy Council presents “Saving, Investing & Retiring” at SPH, MSJ and Langara
  • Clinical Sleep Solutions presents On-Site Sleep Assessments at SPH, MSJ and Langara (to reserve an appointment, email d.miller@clinicalsleep.com)
  • Clinical Sleep Solutions presents “Tired of Feeling Tired” at MSJ and Holy Family
  • Kintec: Footwear + Orthotics presents “On your feet all day?" at Langara and Brock Fahrni 

RSVP via email at healthpromotions@providencehealth.bc.ca.

Check the Providence calendar for details of the date, times and locations of each workshop and look for the posters if a presentation is being given at your site.

Plan to join the “Change One Thing Challenge" during Healthy Workplace Month?

Send us a short note sharing what you’ve changed to better improve your mental and physical health and wellness at work. Email us at healthpromotions@providencehealth.bc.ca and you’ll be entered in a draw for great prizes.

Don’t forget to check PHC News throughout October for workplace health and wellness articles, tips and a “foot” quiz which will get you entered in the Kintec prize package.

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