Developing good workplace wellbeing practices can feel like a daunting process of trial and error. However, that does not have to be the case.
The WayAhead Workplaces Network tackles the problem of individual organisations having to do this work independently by bringing organisations, both non-profit and corporate, together to share learnings and take inspiration from each other’s wellbeing initiatives.
The WayAhead Workplaces Network members meet quarterly in Brisbane and Sydney. The network also offers an online membership for those interstate. All members have access to speaker presentations, conference discounts and resources via the members section on the WayAhead Workplaces website. “We see our job as helping workplace wellbeing professionals do their job, to make their organisations healthier and safer,” explains Sharon Leadbetter, the Workplace Health Lead at WayAhead, a mental health promoting charity.
“We love an opportunity to hear what everyone else is doing in their workplaces and organisations to get fresh ideas…it’s a really good networking opportunity as well,” says Elle Carroll from Sydney Trains.
Being able to hear from other organisations that are implementing good workplace wellbeing practices in their workplaces is a great way for organisations to learn and grow.
“I often say, with a twinkle in my eye, I get most of my ideas here,” said Andrew Ellery from icare, at the WayAhead Workplaces Annual Members’ Forum earlier this year.
“So many of our projects are spun off coming here and just having chats like this [at the Annual Members’ Forum] – they really have – and I love that.”
For more information about the WayAhead Workplaces Network and our upcoming September meetings, visit: https://workplaces.wayahead.org.au/