The WorkWell programme is a Toi Te Ora Public Health Service initiative that supports workplaces to develop and implement a wellbeing programme for the employees.
What is workplace wellbeing?
Workplace wellbeing is about doing everyday business in a way that leads to an improvement in employee wellbeing - 'a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation'. A workplace wellbeing programme supports the development of a healthy working environment to encourage improvements in employee wellbeing.
Why did Korowai Aroha go on the WorkWell journey?
Working in the health space requires kaimahi to “walk the talk”.
Korowai Aroha Health Services is uniquely Māori but not exclusively so. It has a population of 5500 enrolled patients of many cultural ethnicities, the majority being of Māori descent from across Aotearoa.
"We see our role as providing an accessible, affordable, quality health care service that allows for the diverse cultural values of its patients and staff", says General Manager Hariata Vercoe.
From its inception in 1991, Korowai Aroha Health Centre Services have continually observed the cross over between health and social issues and the opportunity to configure our services poses an awesome challenge for Korowai Aroha moving forward.
"Our staff and trustees play a major role in ensuring our whānau have access to services where they can maximise their wellness. WorkWell has allowed our Korowai Aroha staff and trustees to do the same", says Ms Vercoe.
"Korowai Aroha wants to thank Toi Te Ora for all the support and assistance given over the last five years, and we look forward to sustaining the change over the years to come."
The WorkWell programme is open to all workplaces and Korowai Aroha is happy to share their experience with other organisations who may wish to know more.