June 10, 2020

Thrive launches today

Thrive – Staff Wellbeing, the new name for Northern Health’s wellbeing program launches today.

Northern Health’s wellbeing program has been running for nearly three years, and over that period the OHS and Wellbeing team have been able to implement some great offerings for staff.

“What we felt was that we really wanted to brand those offerings, and did a survey with staff around what they would like to call our wellbeing program – and Thrive was selected,” said Alison O’Sullivan, Wellbeing Coordinator.

Thrive is a familiar, very positive word and is often used in positive psychology. It encourages people to be the best version of themselves, which aligns with what this wellbeing program is about.

Current offerings through Thrive include TREAT rest and recovery sessions and yoga sessions (currently online via MS Teams). Thrive also coordinate a number of annual wellness events, including ED Wellbeing Week, Conversations on Mental Wellness Week in September, and the team supports CrazySocks4Docs day.

Staff can view all the current offerings on the Thrive intranet page and book into available sessions.

This new intranet page aims to be a resource that staff can regularly access to book into sessions and will continue to grow over time.  It also has numerous links, resources and information on mental health support programs – including a Wellbeing Toolkit.

“There is also a 15-minute exercise challenge, starting on 22 June. I’d like to encourage all staff to participate. All you need to do is register here and log your progress online.  Physical wellbeing is an important part of maintaining your overall health.  You can form teams and there are prizes throughout,” Alison explained.

The OHS& Wellbeing team is open to suggestions around improvements and offerings in the staff wellbeing area. If you have an idea, feel free to email ohswb@nh.org.au.