BACKGROUND: Despite an increase in work-life balance literature, the development of successful support to help employees manage their work -life balance is slow. Moreover, there are few interventions with a comprehensive approach to workplace health promotion focusing on work-life balance.
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to present the development and building blocks of a holistic interdisciplinary health-promoting program, the BELE program, to enhance female employees working in human service organizations health and well-being with a focus on work-life balance.
METHODS: The planning and development of the program was done through an intervention mapping and research circles methodology.
RESULTS: The planning- and development process of the program resulted in a theoretical framework, and a program structure with a program content. The intervention program was named "The Balance in Everyday Life Empowerment program" (BELE program).
CONCLUSIONS: The BELE program adds to the existing body of work-life balance knowledge, so far often based on a conflict approach. Interventions focusing on a comprehensive approach to health and work-life balance with a salutogenic approach are rare. Furthermore, the integration with occupational therapy and health promotion in a workplace health promotion framework is innovative. In a previous study, the BELE program has shown that it enhances women's well-being and balance in their everyday life.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||WorkA journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation|
|Early online date||2021|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Occupational Health and Environmental Health (30303)
- Program planning and development
- occupational therapy
- public health
- work-life balance
- workplace health promotion