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Workplace wellness and staying home when sick

The Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Workplaces programme aims to keep employees healthy through improved lifestyle behaviours and developing a work environment that encourages the healthier choice. Healthy employees are less likely to get sick, and less likely to suffer from presenteeism or absenteeism. But when sickness does strike, it's often the case that unwell employees feel social pressure to come to work.   Te Whatu Ora have been promoting this campaign which is encouraging people to stay at home and recover rather than coming to work if they are unwell.   The catch-phrase is "let your body go to work"...ie...stay at home so it can work on getting better.   The description of the campaign talks how there can be in some workplaces a culture where workers feel guilty or that they are letting people down by not turning up at the workplace.   Worth a look

https://campaignbrief.co.nz/2023/08/03/all-in-a-sick-days-work-te-whatu-ora-heroes-a-different-kind-of-workday-in-new-campaign-via-clemenger-bbdo-wellington-and-wawata-creative/