Is hybrid working beneficial for employee wellbeing?
October 9 2023Read more
Ireland is the first country in Europe to dedicate a day to mental health at work and we’re delighted that Ireland is leading the way on this important issue. Celebrated every year on the 28th of April, National Workplace Wellbeing Day provides a key opportunity for employers to highlight existing support available to staff members and look toward implementing more strategies that put employees first.
We’re encouraging all employers to get involved—and to help you do so—we’ve put together some ideas below that you can use to help spread the word about workplace wellbeing.
This important day aims to highlight the need for workplace wellbeing in the world. If all organisations could offer incentives that consider employees’ wellbeing, the world of work would be a much healthier place.
By sharing your workplace wellbeing initiatives on social media, you help start the conversation and share information about the importance of adequate employee support. Share success stories, post pictures, or discuss the benefits you’ve seen in your organisation. By spreading the word, you can do your bit to help this important topic gather momentum in the media.
A lot of the time, we find that workplace wellbeing initiatives like Employee Assistance Programmes are under-utilised because staff members aren’t aware of the resources they have available to them.
One way to combat this is by regularly communicating with employees about the available support; this could be via a meeting, email or poster— ensure that you outline how employees can access these services and what they can expect when they do.
National Workplace Wellbeing Day is the perfect time to look at new benefits you can offer to support your employees in their roles and beyond. There are plenty of different things you can do to improve the working lives of your people. We’ve got some ideas below that you might wish to consider.
Workshops can be a great way for your employees and managers to learn new skills and gain knowledge about different wellbeing topics.
This could be at lunch or after work and done either in person or virtually. Offering yoga, workout classes or setting up a walking lunch group can help you promote a healthy lifestyle.
With an Employee Assistance Programme, you allow your people to access wellbeing support from professionals at no cost to them. This gives employees an avenue to access help with any wellbeing issue they might face in their work or professional lives.
You can raise awareness of workplace wellbeing by breaking stigmas around mental health and openly discussing health topics. Many different awareness days take place each year like Stress Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Week and LGBT history month; you can join in the movement by sharing information and signposting employees to support.
We're always on hand to support any organisation wanting to help their employees live happier, healthier lives. For more information on how we can support you, get in touch today on 0800 206 2532.
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