Inspire workplace wellbeing

Why staff wellbeing?

Staff wellbeing is increasingly becoming an important part of the People and Performance Strategy and/or Health & Safety Plan in many workplaces.

There is growing evidence that corporate wellbeing programmes can:

  • Increase productivity and profitability
  • Get greater employee engagement
  • Reduce absenteeism and injuries at work
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Lead to increased job satisfaction
  • Get the employee’s family and community singing your praises

For this reason, many organisations are looking for tools and resources to support their wellbeing objectives.

Whether you use our Workplace Wellbeing platform as the foundation of your wellbeing programme or to help you take it to the next level, our resource can help encourage and inspire your staff to be healthier.

The business benefits

A report commissioned by the Australian Government National Mental Health Commission found that for every dollar spent on creating a mentally healthy workplace, the organisation can expect a return of $2.30 on investment (2.3 ROI) (PwC, AU).

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows investing in staff wellbeing initiatives can have up to a 12:1 return on investment.

In the US, where healthcare is not publicly funded, employers reported a 6-1 return on their investment, in terms of medical cost savings and reduced absenteeism. The reduction in absenteeism accounted for almost half of those savings.

European studies estimate for every Euro spent on wellbeing there was an ROI of between €2.5 and €4.8 due to reduced absenteeism.

We can help!

We can put together a plan for your staff that promotes and inspires positive health outcomes – with plenty of fun along the way. Our digital resource is packed with practical articles, expert advice, thousands of healthy recipes and tips to help inspire your team to make healthier choices.

Wellbeing managers can rely on the Workplace Wellbeing resource from Healthy Food Guide resource because it is:

  • Science-based (from a body of evidence)
  • Practical and credible
  • Advice from experts covering many diet-related issues, along with mental wellbeing, sleep, exercise and more!
  • Engaging and fun! Comes with an engagement programme to support staff and wellbeing leads
  • Up-to-date content that is being added to daily.

Here is a short video explaining our digital resource:

Contact us today to find out how you can help staff:

  • Become and stay healthy
  • Reduce stress
  • Gain more energy
  • Reach a healthy weight
  • Have a better memory
  • Eat better when doing shift work or spending a lot of time on the road, and much more!

If you need help working out how to incorporate workplace wellbeing into your health and safety programme, we can help.

Please contact Tim Mehrtens or phone +64 9 484 1347 to find out more.

Case Study

Here’s a more in-depth look at Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities (formerly Housing New Zealand), their reasons for investing in HFG’s Workplace Wellbeing platform and how they’ve supported the success of the programme.


This is the sort of impact you should expect when using Healthy Food Guide’s Workplace Wellbeing resource:

“Working with HFG Workplace Wellbeing has been a pleasure from the start. The collaboration, support and guidance from the team has been exceptional and together we have built a robust wellbeing programme that has had a measurable, positive impact on our workplace.” Lisa Ecob, Tomra Compac, Global Health, Safety and Environment Manager, NZ, AUS, USA, UK and South Africa

“Feedback has been absolutely amazing! I’m really glad we decided to do this.” Jennifer Diaz,  Kathmandu, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, AUS and NZ

“The Tonkin + Taylor Wellbeing Programme has made a significant difference to [our staff’s] wellbeing and the HFG Workplace Wellbeing platform – with its content and resources – has been a vital component to our success.” Anni von Kölln, Tonkin + Taylor Business, Services and Wellbeing Coordinator, AUS and NZ

“All the advice you’ve put out during COVID has been totally on point. We’ve been using all the practical advice and health tips to keep me and my family safe. In addition, our team (H&S) was under the pump setting up new policies and procedures. Knowing that you were continuing to all of our support staff through time was a massive comfort to us.” Andrew Kenny, Terra Cat, Health and Safety Advisor, AUS and NZ

“There’s been a great uptake of the HFG digital platform over the last two years.  During lockdown the numerous resources were used extensively in our communications with worried and stressed staff. I’m often told how someone has found something of particular interest to them when they’ve used the programme at home. Having “reliable” material available for our own programmes, initiatives and topics has proven to be very useful to me.  I rarely have to “Google” suitable research, which always took up a considerable amount of my time.” Tracy Copping, Selwyn District Council, People & Safety Coordinator, NZ 

We’re loving working in the wellbeing space and getting your programme on board has been such an energising and rewarding experience for us; talk about win-win – staff are benefiting, and we’re getting the warm fuzzies from their feedback!!” Stephanie Shores, Waipā District Council, HR Manager, NZ

“HFG’s Workplace Wellbeing platform and programme is the initiative that we’ve received the most positive feedback from.Pat Kirk, Port of Tauranga, General Manager of Health and Safety, NZ

“Can I just say that the material you’ve put out is life changing, not only for me but also for my family, and I thank you for that.” 2degrees, staff member, NZ

“You are doing a great job! I love reading these as they come into my email account. Great tips and tricks and awesome ideas for healthier living.” Southern Cross, staff member, NZ

“Where do people go to get help with a HFG addiction – oh man! I think it’s taking over my life. You should see the amount of favourites I have, and I’ve even started categories for them!!” Waipā District Council, staff member, NZ

“I am very impressed by your factual and reasonable advice here.” Kāinga Ora Homes (Housing New Zealand), staff member, NZ

“I absolutely love your site. I’ve made it a habit of reading at least two articles every week. I can’t believe the selection available” Ministry for the Environment, staff member, NZ

“What you do has a massive positive impact on people’s lives and how many of us can claim to do that. Keep up the awesome work you do for us.” 2degrees, staff member, NZ

Photo gallery

Check out picture of staff engagement with our competitions.

Here are some of the organisations promoting wellbeing in their workplace with HFG Workplace Wellbeing:

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