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Workplace Wellness for Rotorua

Healthy Families Rotorua has been supporting the development of workplace wellness in its region by influencing at a number of levels.

Initiatives have included facilitating a new workplace advisory network of Rotorua businesses interested in promoting and supporting workplace wellness. Starting with 13 members keen to share information and highlight their successes and challenges, Healthy Families Rotorua Manager Mapihi Raharuhi said the network will provide a cross-sector community voice on local workplace matters such as staff wellbeing and health and safety.

Healthy Families Rotorua has also been helping to champion successful workplace wellbeing in the region by supporting an inaugural Health and Wellness category at the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards.

The team has also been leading by example – Healthy Families Rotorua along with its lead providers Te Arawa Whanau Ora and Kowhai Health Associates have collectively as a group achieved ‘Bronze’ standard accreditation on the WorkWell workplace wellbeing programme. WorkWell is a free initiative developed by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service which supports workplaces to develop and implement a wellbeing programme for employees. The collective was presented with the award during a small ceremony on April 21 which featured on Maori Television news service Te Kaea. Watch the episode here.

Also, read what’s happening within the workplace settings in other Healthy Families NZ locations here.

Photo: WorkWell Advisor Dave Wood and Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service Business Manager Janet Hanvey present Kowhai Health Associates Director Cathy Cooney, Healthy Families Rotorua Settings Manager Pollyanne Taare, and Te Arawa Whanau Ora Chief Executive Ngaroma Grant with Bronze Standard Accreditation on the WorkWell workplace wellbeing programme.

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