Workplace Wellbeing Calendar

Our Wellbeing Calendar is packed full of useful resources that focus on Physical, Financial, Social and Mental Wellbeing. Sign up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails to be notified when resources are available.

January - Physical Health and Wellbeing

Q1 focuses on physical health and cancer in the workplace and how you can help employees living with cancer.

 

Physical Resources
  • Podcast: Encourage employees to get more active with this couch to 5K running plan for beginners.
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Awareness days

1-31st January
Dry January month
www.alcoholchange.org.uk

February - Physical Health and Wellbeing

Q1 focuses on physical health and cancer in the workplace and how you can help employees living with cancer.


Cancer Resources
  • Report: Read our latest research on cancer at work and what a world without cancer would look like.
  • Interactive Report: Watch and interact with this short animation to understand the impact of cancer in the workplace.
  • Infographic: Find out ways you can support employees living with cancer in this infographic.
  • Article: Tips and advice if you are returning to work after long-term absence.
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Awareness Days

Monday 4th February:
World Cancer Day
www.worldcancerday.org

Thursday 7th February:
Time To Talk Day
www.time-to-change.org.ok

March - Physical Health and Wellbeing

Q1 focuses on physical health and cancer in the workplace and how you can help employees living with cancer.


Smoking Resources
  • Guide: remind employees they have access to immediate support around quitting smoking.
  • Article: find out about setting smart goals to stop smoking.
  • NHS Support: share the free NHS personal quit plan with your employees.
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Encourage prostate cancer awareness by sharing this guide to looking after men’s health.

Awareness Days

Friday 8th March:
International Women’s Day
www.internationalwomensday.com

Wednesday 13th March
No Smoking Day
www.nosmokingday.org.uk

April - Financial health

In Q2 we focus on the link between mental health and financial wellbeing and how to encourage employees to manage their financial health better.

 

Finance Resources:
  • Infographic: 5 ways to reduce workplace stress.
  • Video: Find out how EmployeeCare supports your employees mental wellbeing.
  • Podcast: Learn more about the benefits of mindfulness.
  • Calculator: Find out the financial benefits of Income Protection Vs State Benefits.
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Awareness Days

April 14th
World Stress Day
www.mind.org.uk

April 7th
World Health Day
www.who.int

May - Financial health

In Q2 we focus on the link between mental health and financial wellbeing and how to encourage employees to manage their financial health better.

 

Finance Resources:
  • ArticleShare top tips to living within your means.  
  • Toolkit:  Share mental health awareness resources, tips and expert guidance.
  • Calculator: Find out how much our Support Services (included with your cover at no extra cost) are worth to your organisation.
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Awareness Days

May 1st – 31st
National Walking Month
www.nhsemployers.org

May 13th -19th
Mental Health Awareness Week
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

June - Financial health

In Q2 we focus on the link between mental health and financial wellbeing and how to encourage employees to manage their financial health better.


Finance Resources:
  • Infographic Find out how you can support your employees financial wellbeing.
  • Poster: Do your team have financial questions? If you have Group Income Protection, put up this poster in your communal areas to help get them answered.
  • Perks Calculator: See how much you and your team can save in a year with Canada Life Perks*.
    * Available to Group Income Protection customers at their policy on risk or renewal date.
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  • Share this guide in British Heart Week to encourage your employees to look after their heart.
Awareness Days

June 7-15th
British Heart Week
www.bhf.org.uk

June 10-16th
Men's Health Week
www.menshealthforum.org.uk

July - Social Wellbeing

In Q3 we focus on the link between mental health and social wellbeing and how to encourage employee engagement.

 

Relationship Resources
  • Article: Find out how to motivate your employees.
  • Article: Get quick tips on building friendships at work.
  • Podcast: Learn how to keep relationships strong when under stress.
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Share our 7 ways to building resilience or talk through the ideas at you next team meeting to help employees build more resilience.

Awareness Days

July 16th
Disability Awareness Day
www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk

July 30th
International Friendship Day
www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday

August - Social Wellbeing

In Q3 we focus on the link between mental health and social wellbeing and how to encourage employee engagement.

 

Employment Resources
  • Toolkit: Get your Manager’s Wellbeing toolkit.
  • Article: Find out how to build an effective team.
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Share our EmployeeCare video with managers to highlight how it can help with a range of workplace issues.

Awareness Days

August 8th
Cycle to work day
www.cycletoworkday.org/employers

September - Social Wellbeing

In Q2 we focus on the link between mental health and social wellbeing and how to encourage employee engagement.

 

Relationship Resources
  • Toolkit: Use this toolkit to help start mental health conversations with your team.
  • Podcast: Share this podcast with employees on practical steps to building more resilience.
  • Webpage: Find out how EmployeeCare can help in a crisis.
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Download your FREE coffee morning kit here and run your own Macmillan coffee morning, connect with colleagues and raise money for a great cause.

Awareness Days

27th September
Macmillan coffee morning
www.macmillan.org.uk

10th September
World Suicide Prevention Day
www.mind.org.uk

October - Mental Wellbeing

In Q4 we focus on how to support good mental health at work for employees.


Mental Health Resources
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Use this Stress Bucket Exercise with your team every month to help manage daily stressors and build better coping strategies.

Awareness Days

October 7-11th
National Work Life Week
www.workingfamilies.org.uk

October 10th
World Mental Health Day
www.wfmh.global

October 1st – October 31st
Go Sober for October
www.gosober.org.uk

* EmployeeCare is available to our Group Income Protection policy holders.

November - Mental Wellbeing

In Q4 we focus on how to support good mental health at work for employees.


Stress Resources
Plan your own activity

Order a Starting Mental Health Conversations Stand for your HR and Managers.

Awareness Days

November 4th – November 8th
National Stress Awareness week
www.isma.org.uk

19-25th November
Alcohol Awareness Week
www.alcoholchange.org.uk

* Our Early Intervention Service is available to Group Income Protection policy holders.

December - Mental Wellbeing

In Q4 we focus on how to support good mental health at work for employees.


Wellbeing Resources
  • Perks Website: Find out how EmployeeCare Perks can save your employees money this Christmas.
  • Article: Why should employers invest in health and wellbeing?
  • EmployeeCare: Share our flyer on EmployeeCare to help an employee who may be struggling.
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Share this stress management toolkit to encourage your staff to manage stress better.

Awareness Days

1-7 December
National Anger Awareness Week
www.angermanage.co.uk

* EmployeeCare is available to our Group Income Protection policy holders.

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