If you’re looking to implement a workplace wellbeing program, whether officially or unofficially, look no further than our Workplace Wellbeing Program!
You’ll learn how to develop personal health and wellbeing strategies for workplace success, discover the factors that impact personal wellbeing, and learn how to review legislative and organisational policies and procedures to successfully implement activities that align with your company’s wellbeing goals.
You will also learn to create a personal wellbeing plan for stress management, identify personal triggers and stressors and adopt strategies to balance your work and life priorities.
We are confident that following this course, you’ll be able to create a workplace wellbeing program and personal wellbeing plan for a healthy and more productive workplace!
So, What Will You Learn?
Outcomes achieved by undertaking our workplace wellbeing program include:
- Personal factors that impact wellbeing
- Symptoms of poor mental wellbeing
- Workplace factors that may impact on wellbeing
- Recognising the link
- Communication approaches
- Appropriate methods of communication in the workplace
- Plan for a strategy for dealing with a negative response
- Escalation issue to management or HR
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP )
- HR and organisational psychologists and counsellors
- Identify workplace physical and mental health factors
- Symptoms and effects of poor health and wellbeing
- Factors that influence health positively and negatively
- Personal factors affecting work performance
- Health and wellbeing management techniques
- Accessing resources for health and wellbeing
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- Health and wellbeing legislative and organisational policies and procedure
- Develop a strategy for managing personal health and wellbeing
- Self-esteem, mindset and outlook
- Work/life balance
- Financial situation
- Physical health management techniques
- Mental health management techniques
- Share personal health and wellbeing strategy with relevant personnel
- Organisational procedures
- Scheduling time for activities that promote health and wellbeing
- Training and development programs/team meetings
- Assess the risk of negative health and wellbeing factors
- Monitor own performance (KPIs)
- Identify new work requirements impacting on health and wellbeing
- Mandatory restrictions recognise sources of stress in job role
- Triggers and response to stress
- Examine job documenting
- Create activity log
- Identify options and resources for additional support
- Develop a personal stress management plan
- Maintain personal work and life balance
- Stress management strategies
- Time management
- Effectiveness of stress management strategies
- Workplace stress that affects performance
Why Workplace Wellbeing Programs?
A workplace wellbeing program seeks to improve overall employee wellbeing, focusing on physical, mental, social and emotional health.
Developing a workplace wellbeing program helps employees feel valued and improves their health and emotional state. As a result, work satisfaction, productivity, engagement and innovation increase!
7 Types of Workplace Wellbeing Programs
Whether you provide an onsite gym, subsidise exercise programs or bring exercise classes to your workplace, investing in your employees’ fitness pays off. They’ll be healthier, which means fewer sick days and increased motivation due to increased energy.
Fit, healthy employees are also happier and more optimistic about life, which will pay off with better interpersonal relationships – harmony is happiness!
Onsite yoga or Pilates classes are a great way to help employees lower their blood pressure and improve balance, posture and flexibility. They’re both also excellent ways to promote an elevated sense of wellbeing.
Yoga practice is renowned for calming the mind to reduce stress, which is important in any workplace.
Pilates is also known to help improve mood, reduce fatigue and regulate sleep.
Yoga and Pilates classes are ideal activities for ‘wellness days’ as they’re inclusive for all ages, genders and abilities.
Mindfulness meditation is the ultimate relaxation activity to reduce stress in the workplace. There’s no higher calling for workplace wellbeing activities that focus on stress reduction! This type of activity allows participants to be in the moment simply, focus on their breathing, unwind from a busy or stressful day and refresh.
If kindness meditation is incorporated, your workplace will benefit from increased positivity, cooperation and compassion!
Healthy eating programs
You simply are what you eat. If you want a healthy, motivated, energetic workplace, food matters. Healthy eating means a diet full of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy and eliminating (or limiting) fat, salt and sugar.
What we eat and drink affects long-term health and longevity, giving your workforce the incentive to eat well. You could put up healthy eating and hydration posters, organise the delivery of a fruit box once a week, provide free filtered water, start a ‘lunch club’ where healthy food is brought in and shared.
You can also organise a free weekly ‘healthy cooking’ class for staff and stock healthy vending machines for snacks – the ideas are endless and pay dividends if you’re looking for a healthy, energetic workplace.
Research suggests that poor sleep affects mood, performance and physical health. You can’t change your employees’ sleep habits at home, but you can provide education on sleep hygiene and how to improve it.
Some workplaces even allow their employees to take power naps, which restores alertness, concentration and learning ability. So why not swap the 2 o’clock slump with some slumber? All it takes is to allocate 20 to 30 minutes to create a more productive workplace. Sleep pods for workplaces are an ideal way to encourage power naps.
A little healthy competition never did anyone harm! A wellness challenge is designed to inspire healthy lifestyle choices, from the 10,000 steps a day challenge or to embrace a 20-minute meditation daily for 20 days! A good challenge must focus on participant requirements, progress measurement tools and objectives of the activity.
The wellness challenge, done well, improves workplace relations, increases morale, reduces health risks and makes employees feel valued! If your workplace is still working from home, keep virtual workplace challenges in mind. They’re just as fun, healthy and challenging – and the responsibility falls on the individual!
Resilience and positive psychology
Positive psychology has been shown to increase happiness, support team building and create a positive work environment. It also helps staff retention, which is critical to organisational success.
If you’re serious about positive psychology in the workplace, consider a ‘happiness trainer’ who will run seminars or retreats (even counselling sessions) to share psychological research and implement traditions that promote inner peace, kindness, gratitude and resilience.
Feel empowered to create workplace wellbeing programs for an organisation or yourself with our online course, the Workplace Wellbeing Program.