This week its Mental Health Awareness Week, and with the Auckland in Alert Level Three right now and the rest of the country in Alert Level Two – it’s more important than ever to korero.
The importance of wellbeing programmes in organisations is widely understood, with the benefits of programmes including a reduction in sick leave, turnover, workplace conflict, stress and an increase in employee health and welfare, engagement, sense of belonging and productivity. For those that are yet to start wellbeing conversations at work, check out the Five Ways to Wellbeing toolkit. Included in the toolkit are more detail on the actions you can use every day to help find balance, build resilience and boost your wellbeing:
Talk and listen, be there, feel connected
- Keep learning
Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself
- Take notice
Remember the simple things that give you joy
- Be active
Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood
Your time, your words, your presence
What can you do today to fill your wellbeing tank? For me, I commit to going for a walk at lunchtime, and calling a colleague that I haven’t spoken to for a while and asking how she is.
There’s a lot of resources out there that I’d encourage you to explore including: