BAL Receives Silver Status for being a Healthier Workplace

Since formalising our 12-month health and well being plan with Healthier Work ACT, BAL has already seen improved employee engagement and enthusiasm about participating.

The Directors recognise the correlation between health and well being and productivity, and are proud of BAL’s focus on the program.

To take care of our staff and look after their well being, our team along with the staff at Healthier Work ACT developed the BAL Health and Well being 12 month Plan. Each year it is renewed and refreshed with new activities, initiatives and a different charity to support. Our health and well being plan is broken up into four sections, aligned with the seasons, to address four aspects of health and well being; to help reduce stress, minimise absenteeism and promote well being.

More importantly, it is raising awareness of the high rates of stress and depression that historically affect the legal profession and that the additional vitamin D and exercise obtained through our program may go some way to alleviate this for staff. The end goal is to ensure that all employees are in a happy and supportive workplace with healthy work strategies with both a mental and physical benefit.

Healthier Work has developed the Healthier Work Recognition Scheme, to acknowledge and reward Canberra businesses who are committed to the workplace health and well being journey.

Now in our second year of the ACT Government program, we are very excited to have received our silver status this year.

Our Healthier Work ACT case study is available here.