Planning employee wellbeing & mental health awareness events

We create programmes and events designed to work with existing inhouse initiatives, or themed around national campaigns.

Employee wellbeing programme themes & topics

It’s useful to start with an overarching theme and develop from there.

Here are some ideas…

Are your people crazy busy? Techniques and insights that reveal how to stop procrastinating and get the real job done.

Ways to manage energy levels and build your resilience.

Ideas to get the most out of working with, or leading, a team.

A chance for individuals to experience a one-to-one coaching session and set some goals.

Have a go at yoga and how to use simple postures to raise energy levels, improve focus, or reduce stress.

Role role of nutrition and how to have healthy eating conversations in the workplace.

Meditation and breathing techniques to help refocus and find ways to destress in the busy work day.

Two complimentary workshops designed to help people:

  • understand how to tune into and make the most of their natural energy – no matter how challenging the workload
  • better understand what good nutrition looks and tastes like.

When to run your programme

There will be internal dates, such as staff conferences, post merger or acquisition, or after a major sales push.

National and international awareness days and initiatives can also provide a good hook…

National Fitness Day encourages the UK to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity.

Stoptober is a Public Health England Campaign and part of the One You health campaign that is held every October with the aim of helping people quit smoking.

The day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is young people and mental health in a changing world.

National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.

International Stress Awareness Day aims to develop greater understanding of stress and offer individuals and organisations access to proven coping strategies and sources of help.

Challenge yourself to go vegetarian or vegan for the month of November to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health and people with mental health problems can feel very isolated. Time to Talk Day is designed to help create more openness about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

A month long initiative designed to increase public awareness of both the causes and cures for stress.

This initiative originated in the States in 2004 and is now recognised globally. It encourages people to leave their car keys at home, or getting off public transport a stop or two early.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event and takes place in May.

Just under 46% of employers were planning to introduce wellbeing strategies in 2017 – Employee Wellbeing  Research 2017 The evolution of workplace  wellbeing in the UK

“Organisations view employee wellbeing as a broader workplace and business driver rather than as a tactical way to control absence or improve productivity” – Employee Wellbeing Research 2017 The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK