Friday the 8th of April 2016 marked Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing day. The campaign itself, which is organised by the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF) with support from Ibec, aims to improve employee health through promoting better physical activity and nutrition in the workplace. This year hundreds of organisations across the public and private sector participated in the campaign.
In celebration of Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016, and to coincide with the nationwide activities, Intel decided to extend the one day event to a week-long program packed full of wellbeing events to ensure all employees had the chance to participate. The week itself involved a wide variety of activities and events to help employees learn about all the wellbeing options available to them onsite all year round.
Some of the events that took place at our site in Leixlip from Monday 4th to Friday the 8th of April included:
Monday April 4th Bright Ideas for Enhanced Wellbeing Seminar
An hour long interactive seminar which encouraged ideas from the field of positive psychology. Promoting skills to harness the power of gratitude, acceptance and self-compassion.
Tuesday April 5th Know about nutrition Seminar and Webinar
Sessions were available both online and onsite and were all about educating employees on nutrition a necessary and important part of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Wednesday April 6th Developing positive mental health workshop
This hour long session hoped to make employees Lives a lot easier and enjoyable by educating them on how to develop positive mental attitudes.
Wednesday April 6th Flex & Stretch class
A 15 minute session that called for employees to take a short break from their desks to get up and moving in a stretch class.
Friday April 8th Nutrition tips and Cooking class with celebrity chef and model Rozanna Purcell
Finishing off on a high note Ireland’s top model and food blogger, Rozanna Purcell hosted a talk about her own personal experiences with food and good nutrition and along with a demonstration on how to easily prepare her tasty recipes and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Roadshows also took place throughout the week with various wellbeing groups taking part including our charity team, fitness center team and many more. The roadshow helped employees to learn about all the opportunities available to them onsite all year round along with the chance to win fun prizes.
In addition to the scheduled activities a number of other initiatives took place during the week such as a Healthy Recipe Competition where employees were asked to submit their healthy recipe with the best submissions being added to the lunch menu. The week also saw the launch of specially designed ‘Fuel Your Life’ Performance Snacks and dedicated Smoothie Bar as well as the launch of a Smoking Cessation programme and the running of a number of special fitness challenges for employees which were held in the onsite gym. Intel employees were also encouraged to walk a mile together as part of the country wide “Lunchtime Mile” event on Friday April 8th which got Ireland’s workforce up and moving on National Workplace Wellbeing Day.
To find out more about Workplace Wellbeing Day visit: http://www.nhfireland.ie/wellbeing
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