As a company, we have recently started a “Healthy Workplace” chat forum on our internal social media platform @Workplace. Very similar to the Facebook format, this is a place where, as a workforce, we can share work and social announcements.
Awareness Topics Raised
An area that we have started to promote more is informative awareness events which have included;
- Bowel Cancer
- Mental Health – Anxiety
- Skin Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Plastic Free – Reduce single use plastic
We Have Also Touched on These National Events
- All or Nothing Day
- Bike Week
- Walking Month
- On Your Feet Britain
- Love Parks Week
- Bagpipe Appreciation Day (although no one seemed to appreciate bagpipes playing on Alexia throughout every office in the building).
By sharing these events with our workforce, we hope to provide people with the knowledge and understanding of very important issues that could affect them or someone they know. We also see this as an opportunity to spend a little time together socially.
Down The Pub?
One of the most recent social events was created around National Walking Month. We have a pub within a mile of us, so we decided to walk the long way (3 miles) to the pub and have dinner and a tipple.
We had a great time! Both through the exercise and chatting. Obviously the refreshing beverage when we arrived helped (remembering to drink responsibly).
We are now in the process of hosting our Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Now to raise awareness and raise money for this fantastic cause. For more information, please click on the following link http://breastcancernow.org/afternoon-tea/