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Finding ideas for health and wellness activities in the workplace can be a challenge. To help we’ve compiled a list of activities for you to consider trying in your office or workplace
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[li]Set up a health and wellness in the workplace committee and have them take responsibility for implementing the selected ideas for health promotion activities[/li]
[li]Designate a wellness coordinator for implementing action plans[/li]
[li]Allocate a budget for health and wellness in the workplace activities[/li]
[li]Develop good employment practice and policies, eg, communication systems; training and personal development; supervision, appraisal and mentoring; attendance / absence management; equal opportunities; return to work/rehabilitation for people with illnesses or disabilities; time off for career responsibilities (children, other dependents); job sharing; flexi-time and flexible hours / days; dealing with harassment and bullying; grievance procedure; disciplinary procedure[/li]
[li]Include health and wellness in the workplace activities in manager’s objectives[/li]
[li]Link green transport issues with opportunities for physical activity – walking and cycling to work[/li]
[li]Assess the needs for different kinds of health and wellness in the workplace activities[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: General health activities

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[li]Health and wellness seminars / discussions – with guest speakers[/li]
[li]Wellness information – notice boards, leaflet racks, information points, wellness handouts[/li]
[li]Regular supply of specific information / leaflets to all staff individually via wage slips, email[/li]
[li]Participate in national health and wellness in the workplace campaigns[/li]
[li]Health and wellness in the workplace articles in regular staff newsletter[/li]
[li]Employee Health and wellness newsletter[/li]
[li]Awareness raising, workshops, training sessions on health topics[/li]
[li]Training in team building, assertiveness, time management, communication skills[/li]
[li]Health promotion videos playing in waiting areas[/li]
[li]Health and wellness in the workplace awareness days or events[/li]
[li]Brief sections on health awareness in health and safety training and first aid training[/li]
[li]Health policies and procedures – alcohol and substance use, general health and well being, healthy eating, HIV/AIDS, physical activity, smoking, stress and mental health[/li]
[li]Health Risk assessments to take account of health and lifestyle related behaviors[/li]
[li]Paid time off for staff to go for employee health screenings (via GP or other facilities, rather than at work)[/li]
[li]Give employees some paid time off (a certain number of hours per month or year) to pursue activities they feel are good for their health[/li]
[li]Share health and wellness in the workplace activities and resources with other local workplaces[/li]
[li]Allow staff with back or musculoskeletal problems paid time off to attend appointments with physiotherapists or other health professionals[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

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[li]Policy for all staff to raise awareness of issues[/li]
[li]Training for all involved in implementing the policy[/li]
[li]Support and referral for staff with an alcohol or substance use problem[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Healthy Eating

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[li]Ensure healthy options are available in canteen / vending facilities[/li]
[li]Training for catering staff[/li]
[li]Negotiate with local restaurants or cafes to provide some healthy options[/li]
[li]Allow staff to take paid time off for appointments with dietitians about any eating problems[/li]
[li]Let staff eat or drink at regular intervals if they need to as part of medical treatment for various eating disorders or diabetes[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Physical Activity

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[li]Encourage people to use stairs rather than elevators[/li]
[li]Provide marked routes, with distances, for walks during breaks[/li]
[li]Provide bicycle racks, showers and changing facilities: to encourage people to cycle to work or to do some physical activity during breaks[/li]
[li]Allow people to arrive 5 or 10 minutes late and leave 5 or 10 minutes early (without loss of pay) if they walk or cycle to work[/li]
[li]Arrange for intra-company games and sports teams[/li]
[li]Provide an onsite fitness center[/li]
[li]Provide onsite group exercise classes like yoga, tai chi or similar sessions before work / in lunch breaks / after work[/li]
[li]Arrange corporate memberships or negotiated reduced fees for local health clubs and facilities[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Smoking

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[li]Policy on smoking and protecting staff from passive smoking[/li]
[li]Total ban in the workplace to provide a smoke-free environment[/li]
[li]If smoking is allowed then restrict it to designated smoking areas[/li]
[li]If smoking is allowed then restrict it to designated smoking times[/li]
[li]Help for staff who want to give up smoking: paid time off to attend stop smoking counseling or group sessions[/li]
[li]Training for volunteers who want to help others to give up smoking[/li]
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Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Stress and Mental Health

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[li]Stress audit to identify problem areas / jobs[/li]
[li]Develop a stress action plan to tackle problems[/li]
[li]Awareness raising sessions for all staff on recognizing stress and mental ill health symptoms in themselves and others[/li]
[li]Training for managers, supervisors, trade union representatives on recognizing stress and mental ill health symptoms in themselves and others[/li]
[li]Avoid stigmatization of people who have taken time off or sick leave for mental health reasons[/li]
[li]Relaxation, aromatherapy, yoga or similar sessions before work / in lunch breaks / after work[/li]
[li]Counseling service in-house or referral to outside agency[/li]
[li]Rehabilitate back into the workforce anyone who has been off sick with mental health problems[/li]
[li]Encourage social activities among work colleagues[/li]
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