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Ideas for Workplace Wellbeing

Wellbeing in the workplace is essential to create a healthy work environment, ensure employee satisfaction, and to boost productivity. Croner-i have put together a list of why and how you should invest in workplace wellbeing. Here are a few of the ideas they have suggested:

The CIPD identifies seven key areas of employee wellbeing:

  1. Health.
  2. Good work.
  3. Values/principles.
  4. Collective/social.
  5. Personal growth.
  6. Good lifestyle choices.
  7. Financial wellbeing.

Here are some ideas for wellbeing in the workplace ideas:


  • promoting healthy eating by having healthy snacks in the workplace or putting up posters in eating areas suggesting healthy alternatives for popular unhealthy snacks
  • promoting walking meetings, so employees have a chance to move from their desks
  • fostering a culture of safety at work and providing training and resources for employees
  • offering free annual check-ups with medical advice
  • establishing mental health champions, mental health first aiders and encouraging conversations about mental ill health.

Good work

  • flexible working options to ease pressures from an employee’s personal life
  • ergonomically designed offices and/or desks
  • management training to ensure good line management
  • promoting work-life balance
  • fair and transparent bonus and incentive programmes.


  • showing a clear commitment to health and wellbeing with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • holding charity events or encouraging volunteering through work
  • engaging with the local community through sponsored events
  • backing diversity and inclusion with diversity training days and diversity-friendly workforce policies, such as hours which suit working mothers
  • holding a staff wellbeing day with ideas on how to improve company wellbeing.


  • allowing everyone to feel heard and involved with regular group brainstorms and ideas sessions
  • recruiting from within to build company relationships
  • running an open forum to hear employees’ feedback when making a decision that will affect everyone in the business
  • holding regular social events to inspire a feeling of belonging
  • offering teamwork skills workshops.

Personal growth

  • mentoring from peers or employees in other departments, allowing development, knowledge sharing or upskilling
  • offering career and performance development planning software or services
  • holding resilience training to improve personal development
  • providing access to training platforms such as Udemy and Skillshare where employees can learn outside of work
  • inviting prominent figures in your industry to give talks or run seminars.

Good lifestyle choices

  • offer workout classes at work or subsidised gym memberships
  • provide bike parking and changing facilities to encourage taking a bike to work
  • provide standing desks or exercise ball seats as options
  • if there is a canteen, offer and promote healthy choices
  • run weekly/monthly cooking or recipe clubs.

Financial wellbeing

  • holding work days focused on finances and saving
  • offering debt counselling services
  • providing a phased retirement programme
  • making it a policy to pay all employees the national living wage
  • offering a profit share scheme to allow employees to benefit from the company’s success.