Wellness Wednesdays

June 16, 2022 | Mental Health


Innovation Idea Details

Organization:
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, Vancouver

Innovation Idea:
The idea is to consider the middle day of the week- WEDNESDAY as the day of wellness at workplace.

The Site or Floor Manager to take the lead and do a particular wellness activity with their team members.

Some of the activities could be:
‘Free Hugs’ Day
Mindfulness Meditation
Shared Laughter Yoga Sessions
Walking Meetings

What workplace hazard does this idea address?
Mental Health

If other, please specify:
Mindfulness,Meditation

How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
This idea emphasizes having the leadership team on board with the frontline workers to acknowledge the efforts, devotion and dedication of their team, especially during these unprecedented times of COVID 19.

This innovation helps/ will help:
– Improve workplace relationships among peers and leadership team.
– Develop a healthy and harmonious culture in the workplace.
– Decrease stress, anxiety and workplace burnout.

Ultimately, this should lead to better productivity, enthusiasm, optimism and focus.

How did you implement this idea?
Not implemented yet

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
The care providers will be able to take care of themselves whilst taking care of the residents.

The site will flourish with smiling faces, happy moods, feelings of gratitude and Eudaimonia for everyone.

Also, by practicing this strategy thoughtfully, it will build harmonious relationships between care providers and residents leading to an increase in the quality of care and quality of life of people in care.

Cost & Resources

What was the initial set up cost?
minimal

What are the on-going costs?
minimal

Other staffing resources required: