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Online Health and Wellbeing Program

An employee health and wellbeing initiative contributing to domestic and family violence prevention

 

What is Healthy Relationships 

In 2015, the Domestic and Family Violence Task-force report, Not Now, Not Ever, detailed domestic violence in Queensland in a way never seen before. The report challenges the reader with a blunt question, “what are you going to do about this?” 

The Healthy Relationships program is a joint response to this question by YWCA Queensland and TAFE Queensland. The online program is structured to be highly engaging and provoke learners to think about their attitudes and be accountable for their own behaviour.  

This program equips women and men, girls and boys to foster healthy relationships with their partners, family and the wider community. This program has been made available to TAFE Queensland students and is now available to school groups, sporting clubs and corporate organisations.  

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Hosted on TAFE Queensland’s learning management system, the program is flexible, interactive and able to be accessed from any device.
The Healthy Relationships program has the following features:

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  • Takes a proactive focus, on personal goals and the benefits of healthy relationships, rather than lecturing
  • Aims to be fun and interactive to promote engagement with the content
  • Can be undertaken in digestible chunks, as well as providing structure in a logical sequence for those who prefer that process
  • Gives people tools to promote responsibility for behavioural choices
  • Demonstrates an inclusive approach, eg. cultural, linguistic, sexual orientation, gender identity attributes
  • Uses non-judgmental, frank language
  • Builds an evidence base through a monitoring and evaluation framework.

Why do you need this program?

Violence in the family creates an economic burden for both business and government in loss of productivity and demand on the services such as health, justice, legal, crisis housing and support. Domestic and family violence affects the mental and physical health of victims and can cause long-term mental and physical illnesses

Why in the workplace?

Research has provided compelling evidence that workplace health interventions significantly impact on the health outcomes of employees. Increasingly, research is also demonstrating the close connection between employees’ health and wellbeing and their productivity.

That is, the workplace culture and behaviours can have profound impact on an employee. And an employee’s health and wellbeing impacts on productivity. 

Not only that, you are leveraging your influence as a corporate and business leader to contribute to the prevention of family violence, sending a strong message to the business and broader community that violence, disrespect and gender inequality is not OK.


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Organisational benefits

It is more likely than not that you have both potential and current victims and perpetrators working in your organisation today. This program is a primary prevention tool, an introduction to people thinking and talking about why and how to invest in good relationships that help people lead happy and productive lives.

The following are likely outcomes from this program:

  • Improved health and wellbeing of employees
  • Decreased personal leave due to injury
  • Increased safety for all individuals on your staff
  • All employees knowing the avenues for finding help and referring others to relevant supports
  • Improved accountability for behaviour through increased knowledge and tools to encourage ownership of thoughts and actions
 
 
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“The Healthy Relationships program is of high quality! The programs activities and the opportunity to reflect on personal situations reinforce learnings and ultimately answers the ‘what does this mean to me’ question, giving the program real life application. The ability for users to take their time to read and undertake activities allows people to complete it in their own time, without any restrictions, which is particularly important for those from a non-English speaking background. The subject matter covered is diverse, allowing each individual to take away key learnings and implement them in their daily lives. The training is diverse and can be used in many environments, covering multiple topics, including; mental health, healthy choices, self-care, gender, personal relationships and more. I can see this program having a real positive affect on unconscious bias. It really is an eye-opener and one that has so many applications.”
— Penelope Twemlow, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Skills Queensland

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"This program shows the importance of respect in a relationship" 

Ian Andrews, Teacher TAFE Qld 

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"Knowledge is power and this program gives people knowledge they can't find anywhere else"

Mitchell Hawley, Apprentice Boilermaker 

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"The Healthy Relationships program is full of practical advice" 

John Tucker, Executive Director Educational Delivery. 


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How do I get Healthy Relationships for my workplace? 

To get the healthy relationships program is a simple three step process. 

 
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Standard Program 

This investment covers:

  • Access to TAFE Queensland’s Learning Management System for each registered employee 
  • Ongoing content updates and improvements
  • Administrative costs relating to enrolment management
  • Implementation manual to support effective implementation in your business, including parallel strategies that can enhance personal and cultural change
  • A social investment contribution to a vulnerable person being able to access this program for free, including those exiting violent homes, at-risk youth and those undertaking perpetrator programs

$70 per employee registration

 

 

Workshop Program 

A workshop for your senior management team on gender equality including, the development of an action plan for all managers to model the change.

$600 for ½ day workshop for up to 12 people,
larger groups price on application