Health Circles is a structured process in which employees hold facilitated meetings over a course of time to identify what’s holding their health back and what can be done to improve it – with an emphasis on job design and the psychosocial health risks at the workplace.

This excerpt from a webinar (hosted by Lumity) describes a multi-year, controlled study of hospital nurses and aides at a hospital in Canada. They used an intervention based on Health Circles. Three years later, the caregivers in the health circles group reported

  • improved demands, autonomy, social support
  • improvement in work quality,
  • less burnout
  • fewer sleep disorders
  • less psychological distress (symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout, aggressiveness, and cognitive problems).

A control group got worse on most of the health measures.

hospital staff health circle