The creation of a healthy workplace requires the concerted efforts of organisations and their determination to execute changes. The Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Council will invite participating organisations to attend the "Joyful@Healthy Workplace" Kick-off cum Charter Signing Ceremony in October.

Date: 3 October 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: G/F., D • Park, Tsuen Wan

Representatives from participating organisations will come together to sign the "Joyful@Healthy Workplace Charter" and receive a certificate as testimony of their pledge to promote physical and mental well-being in workplace with emphasis on healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being. Participating organisations which are not able to join the kick-off ceremony are welcome to sign "Joyful@Healthy Workplace Charter".

Free Healthy and Joyful workshops will be provided to organisations which have signed the Charter. The workshops aim to enhance the knowledge of a healthy workplace so that participants can better apply the knowledge in the office and daily life in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Participating organisations can join one of the following workshops :

1 "Mental Well-being" Workshop
When an employee is overwhelmed by stress, it will not only hinder the corporate productivity, but also adversely affect the physical and mental well-being of the employee. The workshop aims to equip both employers and employees with knowledge about work stress in order to improve their resilience and ability to manage stress in challenging situations.
2 "Body Check and Physical Activity" Workshop
During the workshop, registered nurses will help the participants to measure health index like blood pressure and body fat measurement while fitness trainers will introduce a 10-minute Exercise which can be performed anywhere and anytime in the workplace.
3 "Healthy Eating and Physical Activity" Workshop
The workshop emphasises the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Dietitians will give professional advice to the participants, while fitness trainers will 10-minute Exercise which can be performed anywhere and anytime in the workplace.

# 1 Places for free workshop is limited. Each organisation can apply for one free workshop only. The free workshops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2 Please arrange the workshop venue and provide computer, visual and audio equipment for the workshop. The Council will try to complement with alternative arrangements should there be any special circumstances.
  3 The organiser will try its best to arrange the workshop at the date specified by the organisation, depends on the availability of manpower.
  4 Organisations which have signed the Charter are welcome to borrow the Health Check-up Kit if they are unable to arrange for the above workshops. For details and enquiries, please email at enquiry@joyfulhealthyworkplace.hk or contact OSHC at 2116 5052

To promote a corporate culture that prioritises employees’ physical and mental well-being, the Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Council will launch the "Joyful@Healthy Workplace" Best Practices Award from October 2016 to March 2017. It aims to recognise companies’ active participation and efforts to implement health initiatives in "Healthy Eating", "Physical Activity" and "Mental Well-being".

Award finalists will be invited to the Occupational Health Award Presentation Ceremony cum Sharing Session to be held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in March 2017 to command their active participation and hard work. At the same time, through the sharing by award winners, other organisations will be able to gain insights into how a healthy and joyful workplace can be developed.

*The briefing session of Joyful@Healthy Workplace Best Practices Award will be held on 27 October 2016(Thursday). All organisations which have signed the Charter are welcome to attend. For details and enquiries, please email: enquiry@joyfulhealthyworkplace.hk