About the Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region (THS-NR)

The Tasmanian Health Services (THS) Northern Region is committed to supporting its employees and their families to improve their health and wellbeing. Active THS – NR was a holistic program designed to improve health and wellbeing through four key areas; physical activity, mental health, nutrition and hydration, and drugs and alcohol.

Active THS – NR provided innovative measures to engage employees and their families in positive health and wellbeing opportunities by ensuring a wide variety of activities are available, across a variety of settings that is inclusive to all ages and abilities.

This program sought to overcome some of the barriers to participation in positive health and wellbeing opportunities, as well as foster change in the workplace that encouraged staff to make a commitment to their health on a daily basis. Active THS - NR provided an opportunity for staff to exercise and gain knowledge in a social group environment that not only improvedhealth and wellbeing but cohesion, productivity and morale in the workplace.