CTC was recognised at the 2016 Queensland Safe Work & Return to Work Awards at a gala breakfast on 18th October winning the Best workplace & wellbeing initiative for its “Whole-hearted-you” program.
CTC’s health and well-being initiative known as “Whole-hearted-you” was developed to assist our own staff and enable tenants to provide programs to improve the health and well-being of their staff. CTC’s 30+ tenants are mostly small business operators who don’t have the wherewithal to provide such opportunities to their staff. This allows not only CTC staff to benefit from the programs we have initiated but also provides tenant’s employees the opportunity to participate in initiatives generally only available to the ‘bigger end of town’ because they can be expensive and time-consuming to run.
A lot of thought was put into the concept that underlies “Whole-hearted-you” – wanting to focus on the whole person and not only the physical aspect. “Whole-hearted you” includes five elements: mind, body, soul, self and heart. When all five are in balance there is the prospect of wholeheartedness.
The strapline “Whole-hearted-you” was created to embrace this philosophy. Activities offered to support our tenant workers to live and function at their best include:
To increase physical activity:
A fully equipped onsite gymnasium that is available 24/7 to eligible tenant staff – annual membership $60
Free weekly group fitness sessions led by a qualified fitness instructor
Free weekly boxing fit sessions led by a qualified fitness instructor
Showers, lockers, bicycle racks to encourage physical activity
To maintain a healthy weight:
Free Bioscan body measurements
Free Friday Blood Pressure checks
Scales provided in the gym
To improve social and emotional wellbeing:
Dedicated website/social media presence featuring healthy lifestyle tips, recipes, advice and encouragement
Onsite Mindfulness training paid for by CTC
Dedicated meditation room
Free seated massages available to tenant staff
Extensive lending library of health and lifestyle books and magazines
Monthly lunchtime lectures on range of management and wellbeing topics
Employee Assistance Program – CTC staff only
To eat healthier:
On-site café with healthy food options
Kilojoule calculations (done by nutritionist) displayed for all food sold by café
To quit smoking:
FLiCK-OFF – quit smoking program in conjunction with QuitLine.
To stay healthy:
Free annual skin, flu jabs and hearing tests
Sun Smart stations providing free sunscreen and application advice
To find out more about “Whole-hearted-you”, visit our website www.buildfitness.me.