Well @ Work Day See Employees Travel 215 Miles as Part of Health Drive

Wed 25 May 2016

Staff take part in the Well@Work Fitness challenge!

Employees at NPT Homes recently embraced a health and wellbeing day at their head office in Baglan.

The Well@Work initiative is part of the social housing providers commitment to taking care of their employees and saw local health and wellbeing providers take over their Tŷ Gwyn HQ to offer advice, guidance and alternative therapies.

Swansea City FC encouraged people to take part in a football skills workshop while local fitness provider Celtic Leisure spurred people on to take part in the bike and rowing team challenge which saw 215 miles being clocked up during the day.

Staff took time out at lunchtime to run, walk or cycle tallying an additional 24 miles.

Experts such as the Beaches Chiropractors in Port Talbot and The Wellness clinic offered alternative therapies and pottery, colouring and mindfulness sessions were popular alternatives. Tesco Port Talbot kindly donated 200 apples to support the healthy eating element of the day.

Tenovus offered free lifestyle checks and to thank them for their time, staff not only donated lots of clothing and bric a brac but split a percentage of raffle ticket money with the charity to present them with £100.

An additional £152 was raised for the housing providers chosen charity Alzheimers thanks to some fantastic raffle prizes provided by NPT Homes contractors and partners who took part in the day.

Employee Relations Officer Kelly Mordecai said:

“The aim of the launch was to promote health and wellbeing, inform our colleagues of what support we offer and provide some key messages on how behaviour, performance and lifestyle can affect how we feel and perform at work. 

During the day we encouraged employees to sign up to a new challenge, sample new activities, break some old habits or start new good ones.

Between the various challenges on the day we managed to clock an impressive 215 miles, the equivalent of travelling from Neath to Manchester!

We have had fantastic feedback from staff and everyone really enjoyed the day.”