National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2021

Ibec is calling on all businesses to start getting ready to celebrate National Workplace Wellbeing Day, taking place on 30 April. (Picture: Julien Behal Photography)

Businesses are being called on to get ready for the 7th National Workplace Wellbeing Day, taking place on Friday, 30 April.

The only national day in the EU specifically dedicated by business to shining a spotlight on employee health and wellbeing, it is marked by companies across Ireland celebrating with a range of health and wellbeing activities in the workplace, with up to 1,000 companies participating annually.

Sample activities for National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2021 could include: Online meditation and mindfulness practice; Online guided fitness sessions; Virtual connect sessions including team lunches, water cooler or coffee break moments; Internal competitions (baking, healthiest dish, share your workstation, fitness related, etc.); Lunchtime 5K – encourage your staff to share a photo of their safe social distancing walk at lunch, and share a collage with us on twitter by using #WorkWell21

With just over a week to go, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy, said: “The uncertainty posed by Covid disruptions over the past 12 months has presented challenges to the mental and physical wellbeing of our communities. Isolation, burnout, stress and anxiety are all major concerns for employers and employees alike, and businesses recognise that they have important responsibility in supporting staff through these challenging times. 

“Never has embedding a sustainable approach to wellbeing been so important to organisations as they support their staff through the pandemic and we’re calling on businesses from across Ireland to show their support for this important event.”

To participate, get your business listed as a participating organisation by signing up today at