As part of National Workplace Wellbeing Day, DBS hosted a number of health orientated activities to raise awareness for, and show the importance of, employee health in the workplace. The day also served as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Ireland who were there on the day to get involved.
The day kicked off with an invigorating morning yoga session followed by a nutritious breakfast spread of fruit, smoothies and healthy snacks.
Frank Greally, editor of Irish Runner, then popped in mid-morning to give a talk on his love for running and the importance of keeping fit. The talk was the perfect preamble to the next event of the day – the Lunchtime Mile! Some of our staff stepped away from their desks for a blood pumping walk/jog around St. Stephen’s Green.
In the afternoon we had more guest speakers, this time from Cycle Against Suicide who are an organisation dedicated to the cause of raising awareness for suicide and highlighting the many support groups available for suicide prevention in Ireland. Joe Dixon, who tragically lost his own son to suicide, was there on behalf of the CAS team to talk to staff about living with depression. For more information on the cause and to see how you can donate or volunteer see here.
Staff were also lucky to have free health screenings running throughout the day, provided by Health Screening Ireland, where they could get a full check-up including their BMI, blood pressure and weight with a full report of the results afterwards.
Overall the day was a huge success and a great way to celebrate the importance of physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace and in every aspect of our lives.