As we entered 2021, with uncertainty and a further lockdown, the Allstate Health and Wellbeing team got to work on how they could make January a brighter month for employees.
Throughout the month they worked with AXA, their private healthcare providers to hold weekly webinars with a focus on physical wellbeing, and through this series employees could learn more about how to keep their heart healthy, the small and effective lifestyle changes that they could make and the foods that have an impact on overall health.
They also launched a campaign which encourages employees to make use of flexible working by taking longer breaks to ensure they take time for themselves, whether it be exercise, cooking a good lunch or just spending time away from a screen to recharge.
On top of all of this, well known fitness instructor Mr. Motivator has also been providing Allstate NI with fun, high energy, motivational fitness sessions for the whole family. This was an opportunity for the whole family to come together, take time out of their day for something light-hearted and positive, while also supporting their physical wellbeing.
The Health and Wellbeing team at Allstate NI are now busy scheduling events for employees for February which include a talk on anxiety and wellbeing by psychotherapist, bestselling author, and public speaker, Stella O’Malley, a ‘Time to Talk’ day hosted by Allstate NI Mental Health First Aiders as well as sleep consultations and training for managers on how to support their team’s mental wellbeing and manager personal resilience.
To support parents who are home-schooling, Home School Hacks sessions will also be held, with panel discussions from teachers and parents sharing advice of how to tackle working from home alongside home-schooling and the challenges it can cause.
February sees the launch of a Diversity Story Telling series within Allstate with weekly sessions aimed at children aged 5-11 to learn about diversity, empathy, love, emotional well-being, kind words and inclusive language for all the family to get involved in. They will also be hosting an exclusive virtual tour of Hiroshima, ran by The Hiroshima Resilience Project. The project utilizes computer graphics renderings, AI colourised photos, virtual simulations, rare historical film footage, interactive polls and discussion sessions.
Thank you to Allstate NI for sharing their employee wellbeing good practice!