Ireland Active members, Fitness and Leisure Facilities across Ireland are being urged to sign up to promote Ireland’s third National Workplace Wellbeing Day which takes place on Friday 1st May 2020
Ireland Active are delighted to partner with FDII/IBEC on this year’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day. Ibec is proud to be hosting National Workplace Wellbeing Day for the 6th year running! It’s significance is particularly important in this COVID-19 era, as the Irish workforce undergoes a mass shift to working-from-home and social distancing. There are an array of physical and mental wellbeing challenges that can affect staff working remotely, We urge employers to recognise their continued responsibility in looking after their people through these changes. Employers are still responsible for the wellbeing of their staff, even when working from home, and there are a number of steps they can take to improve employee wellbeing. Connection starts with communication, so don’t forget to reach out to your employees as they forge along during unprecedented circumstances.
Ibec is holding the 6th National Workplace Wellbeing Day on 1 May 2020, which will see hundreds of companies across Ireland participate simultaneously in a range of health and wellbeing activities and events. As part of the initiative, Dr Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy at Ibec, is available for broadcast interview to discuss National Workplace Wellbeing Day and more widely on the role of employers in promoting employee wellbeing during the unprecedented transformation of workplaces across Ireland due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ireland Active believes initiatives such as National Workplace Wellbeing Day have the potential to generate interest in physical activity and fitness in local communities across Ireland.
Sample activities for National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2020 include:
• Online meditation and fitness sessions such as yoga / pilates
• Virtual connect session including team lunches, water cooler moments
• Online briefings and live Q&A sessions with wellbeing practitioners
• Team building activities such as baking, cooking, fitness
• Online access to medical, counselling and nutrition advice.
To participate, please sign up at our dedicated website, follow on Twitter @wellbeingdayIRL and highlight your own workplace wellbeing activities in the run up to and on National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2020.