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September  

Workplace Wellness Program Ideas


Many organizations provide free and credible resources to help you plan workplace wellness activities. We have highlighted some of them here to help you develop and deliver a cost-effective program for your employees.

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Themes and Ideas

Access resources through the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Help to open the conversation about suicide in your workplace. Some ideas include a cycling event or perhaps passing on a #ConvoPlate from the Paul Hansell Foundation. You can encourage social media outreach including joining World Suicide Prevention Day Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/207736209720753/

  • Encourage leaders to plan regular team activities with the goal of developing resilience. Resilience is known to help prevent individuals from believing suicide is their only option. The activities provided in the free book Building Stronger Teams | Supporting Effective Team Leaders are easy to use. You can also help leaders improve their own emotional intelligence by using the activities at the front of this book.

Help start discussions surrounding First Aid Training. Ensure that your workers have the information they need to stay safe in the workplace.

  • Leaders and staff can download a free First Aid App offered by Red Cross that will offer advice and help maintain your first aid knowledge.
  • Find helpful resources and documents, here, to help spread the word about World First Aid Day.

Identifying Workplace Risks can help develop strategies to cope with future stressful work situations.

The Psychology Foundation provides a tool to help us assess how we are doing and where we might need some support or help.