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

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.

 

Relationship Resources
  • Article: Bringing out the best in people you manage.
  • Article: Quick tips on friendships at work.
  • Podcast: How to keep relationships strong when under stress.
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Share our 7 ways to building resilience to help employees manage this own wellbeing better.

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

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.

 

Employment Resources
  • Infographic: 5 ways to encourage employee engagement.
  • Toolkit: Wellbeing toolkit for managers
  • Article: How to manage workloads better
  • Video: Find out how EmployeeCare supports managers.
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Get our top tips on how to run a wellbeing initiative.

Awareness Days

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September - Social Wellbeing

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.

 

Relationship Resources
  • Toolkit: Starting mental health conversations.
  • Podcast: How to take a pause for calm and clarity.
  • Article: How EmployeeCare can help in a crisis.
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Download our wellbeing campaign in a box and run your own wellbeing initiative.

Awareness Days

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

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

October - Mental Wellbeing

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.


Back care Resources
  • Testimonial: Find out how Second Medical Opinion prevented back pain surgery for... content coming soon.
  • Guide: Employee guide to preventing back pain.
  • Checklist: Daily wellbeing and self-care checklist.
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Share our expert video series – Top tips to managing back pain with Dr Colin Natali.

Awareness Days

October 6-10th
Back Care Awareness Week
www.backcare.org.uk

October 11th
World Arthritis Day
www.nras.org.uk

November - Mental Wellbeing

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.


Stress Resources
  • Article: How to refer an employee to an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Infographic: 7 ways to build more resilience.
  • Early Intervention Services guide: How Early intervention services supports employee absence from day one.
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Order an Early Intervention Service desk stand for your HR and Managers.

Awareness Days

1st November
National Stress Awareness Day
www.mind.org.uk

1st – 30th November
Movember
www.uk.movember.com

December - Mental Wellbeing

All resources will be available on the 1st of the month. Have you signed up to our Workplace Wellbeing emails? Sign up here.


Wellness Resources
  • Perks Website: Find out how EmployeeCare Perks can save your employees money this Christmas.
  • EmployeeCare Email template: If you have Group Income Protection tell your employees about EmployeeCare 24/7 counselling support for any issue.
  • Infographic: Download 5 steps to building your wellness strategy for 2020.
  • Infographic: Find out the 5 tools to raise Mental Health Awareness at work.
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Share this mental wellbeing toolkit to encourage mental health awareness.

Awareness Days

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

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