I want to become a champion

I want to become a champion

Brought to you by researchers at The University of Queensland, School of Public Health

We collaborated with some very special partners to deliver this initiative

Safe Work Australia
Queensland Government
Vic Health

Healthier Workplace WA
Heart Foundation

BeUpstanding is world-leading and evidence-based

Based on over 10 years of research, BeUpstanding targets too much sitting while working by encouraging more movement, more often to improve staff health and wellbeing.

Our research shows that a workspace champion who promotes the main messages of BeUpstanding and motivates others is critical to success. That’s why, through collaboration with government and industry, we developed this free online champion toolkit.

The toolkit gives workspace champions the tools and resources needed to create and sustain a ‘dynamic work environment’ where sitting less and moving more is the norm.

BeUpstanding and see the benefits

  • Increase overall health and wellbeing
    high levels of sitting increase the risk of diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease and premature death
  • Reduce injury
    long periods of sitting are linked to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Improve productivity
    healthy workers perform better
  • Increase staff satisfaction
    healthy workers are happy workers
  • Reduce absenteeism
    sitting less reduces risk of chronic disease and associated sick days
  • Increase staff engagement and retention
    investing in worker health and wellbeing helps attract and retain talent

How the BeUpstanding toolkit helps

Increases awareness

Helps spread the message about the benefits of sitting less

Builds culture

Helps build a supportive culture where sitting less and moving more is the norm

Creates change

We guide you, but YOU and your work team decide what changes will work best

Are you ready to BeUpstanding?

Before your organisation or team signs up to BeUpstanding, it is important that you have a few key things in place.

This is a champion toolkit, so first things first you will need a champion! Your champion can be anyone who has the time and commitment to run the initiative for at least three months for at least one hour a week.

Depending on the size of your organisation and the nature of the work you do, you may need to have multiple workspace champions across teams.

It’s also really important to have management support for the initiative. You might even need to prepare a company policy to get going.

If you’re not sure if you’re ready, message one of the BeUpstanding team. We’d love to hear from you!

Help your workspace start sitting less