A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become apparent when talking with our clients that employee wellbeing is consistently mentioned as a concern.

Yes, many will be enjoying the shorter commute from bed to home office and the endless dress-down days. But others may find working from home more of a challenge. It could be the difficulty of juggling work and childcare in a family environment or it may be the sense of isolation for those living along. Then there is lack of motivation and low morale – regardless of endless Zoom meetings – to cope with. And there’s nowhere to go except to the kitchen for yet another biscuit.

Savvy businesses know just how important it is to support their people, and it’s not just about scheduling an online team meeting every Monday morning. We’ve put together an ever-growing list of activities and ideas for wellness events – book a one-off session, plan an entire week dedicated to wellbeing, or talk to us about setting up a bespoke Employee Engagement Programme that could be run for a few months or throughout the year. Take a look at our (non exhaustive) list of virtual wellbeing events, below:

Physical wellbeing activities

1. Dance class

Bollywood, street, hip-hop, Zumba – you name it we’ll provide a professional teacher who’ll get everyone moving.

2. Pilates

No special equipment needed, easy to do from home, introduce your people to a simple but effective Pilates workout that is brilliant for fitness and wellbeing.

3. Yoga

Learn a few of the poses from which anyone and everyone can benefit, no matter how flexible you are – or not.

4. Disco yoga

Yes, it’s actually a thing.

5. Fitness class

Up the energy with a fun fitness session.

6. The Choir

There is nothing more joyful than singing with others. Whatever style of song you choose, our choir master will have everyone singing beautifully together.

7. Lip-sync battle

Great fun, a little bit cheesy, find out who is the biggest show-off!

8. Write your own song

A great team-building activity, the results will amaze you!

 

Fun wellbeing activities

9. Virtual escape room

A perfect team activity. Working against the clock, they have to solve the clues in order to escape before time runs out.

10. Comedy night

Laughter, they say, is the best medicine and we can put together a line up featuring some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit.

11. Game show

Whether you want to recreate The Price is Right or Pointless, everyone will enjoy taking part in a game show.

12. Online quiz

We can’t provide the pub, but we can provide a fun quiz session. Run as a team or individual competition, we can even make it bespoke to your company by including business-related rounds.

13. Bingo

A perennial favourite led by an experienced bingo caller.

 

Creative wellbeing activities

14. Watercolour workshop

Learn some handy techniques from a great watercolour artist and just enjoy having a go.

15. Calligraphy

Writing as art. We may be more used to a mouse than a pen, but calligraphy is a wonderful skill to learn.

16. Candlemaking

Learn how to make your own candles.

17. Pottery

Okay, so it won’t be a throwdown challenge, but there are plenty of other things to do with clay!

18. Origami

Discover the Japanese art of paper folding.

19. Photography

Hands up who knows how to get the most out of the cameras on our smartphones – you will now!

20. Discover your green fingers

No garden required, even apartment dwellers can enjoy this workshop.

 

Mental wellbeing activities

21. Mindfulness

Learn how to become more self-aware and calmer, more able to deal with stress.

22. Meditation

Another way of improving one’s awareness to achieve a state of calm. A brilliant skill to learn that can be used on a daily basis.

 

Food and drink themed wellbeing activities

23. Cooking class

Led by a professional chef, learn how to make some tasty and nutritious dishes.

24. Nutrition

Learn more about good nutrition and how to eat for health.

25. Smoothie making

Get creative with the ingredients and discover how to make delicious immune-boosting drinks.

 

Virtual Wellbeing Events For Your Teams

Many of our clients are already seeing the benefit of wellbeing events. Why not talk to a member of our team today to find out how we can help you to look after your most important asset – your staff. We have a huge variety of virtual wellbeing events on offer. Call 01932 22 33 33 or email us hello@mgnevents.co.uk

 

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