Starting the conversation about wellbeing
It can sometimes be difficult to talk about wellbeing at work. Here are some useful tools to help you start that conversation.
Here are some top tips for managers who are looking to start a conversation with a member of their team. It is helpful to print this sheet and have it with you.
WEMWBS wellbeing assessment
Tool to spot the early warning signs of distress
This tool is to be completed by the individual experiencing distress, and should be updated regularly as a way to monitor the signs. You could use this tool to base discussions around wellbeing at work.
Here is a selection of wellbeing activities for your team. They are a light-hearted way of starting the conversation around wellbeing at work.
Mental health awareness quiz
Download our short mental health awareness quiz, perfect for breaking the ice before a team conversation about mental health at work. This can either be read aloud from the screen or printed and filled in – remember to hide the answer sheet!
Team wellbeing exercise
The wellbeing of others in the workplace affects the wellbeing of the whole team. This activity is intended to be completed in a group with the aim of answering the question around how can we support each other’s wellbeing? We’ve started you off with some ideas, discuss how you could put these into practice within your team and fill in the blanks to include the things that could really support your wellbeing at work.
TRUE or FALSE
A game to find out what you know about stress management
Played as a team, this is a great way of discussing stress at work, and how to manage it. Print the sheets single-sided, cut across the solid line and fold along the dotted line. This should create double-sided cards. Lay these out, question side up and discuss within your team whether you think the statements are true of false. Then turn the cards over to reveal the answer!
Mindfulness at work daily activity sheet
Print these mindfulness activities and keep them at your workplace. Tick off the activities as you do them.
The button below will take you to a folder containing multiple images, ideal for use on your intranet, internal communications or printed newsletters to promote wellbeing at work.
Display the posters in your staff areas to get individuals thinking about wellbeing at work. You can always use this space to promote the retailTRUST services which are available to you and your colleagues.
You can access additional posters on our resources page.
Use the following image at the bottom of your internal emails to remind colleagues of wellbeing awareness.
Right click and save this image to your computer.