In October, additional Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) funds were secured for a special, one-time disbursement to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. The funds can be used to support training that provides key information and tools for understanding mental health issues, increasing mental health literacy, reducing stigma or building individual resilience skills.
If you know of a UBC department or unit that would benefit from HWIP funding, please encourage them to apply by Dec. 1, 2017. For more info, visit the HWIP webpage.
The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program provides funds to UBC departments to support activities that promote wellbeing in the workplace. The program provides the start-up funds and support for health-related sustainable activities and initiatives like yoga classes, health challenges, mental health training, bike share programs, creative activities and more.
In 2016, the program funded four bike share programs, five patio gardens, eight health challenges, six innovative new ideas, two arts-based projects, three mental health training workshops and nine fitness classes in Vancouver and the Okanagan.
UBC’s staff and faculty healthy activity funding program is accepting applications for 2016. The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is a fund available to UBC departments and units to support grass-roots activities that promote wellbeing in the workplace.
The program provides start-up funds and support for health related, sustainable initiatives. Apply today to bring healthy activities and initiatives into your department. Applications close on April 15, 2016. Learn more at our HWIP Funding page.
If you have any questions regarding HWIP, please contact Miranda Massie, Health Promotions Coordinator.