Wellbeing Special Interest Group
The School’s Wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG) reconvened in April 2021 to set some new objectives for this cross-sector group, which includes representatives from FM, Homes, Construction and Infrastructure Partners. Led by Andrew Day, Sustainability Director at Telford Homes, the Partners defined two desired outputs and set up corresponding working groups to explore:
A Wellbeing survey tool, that could be rolled out internally by organisations to take a measure of their employees’ wellbeing. This workstream is now focusing on developing an automated Wellbeing Workplace Questionnaire, in collaboration with Eileen Donnelly and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. This tool will be an industry first, and will gather anonymised data to allow threshold-generation. It will be delivered later in 2022 and be hosted on the School platform.
Creating a Wellbeing Sustainability Short to act as a introduction to the topic. This short animated video looks at Wellbeing through the elements of Physical, Mental and Financial, and how to create balance between all three, and will be published to the School library in March 2022.
Additionally, following a discussion among Partners, the Wellbeing SIG has recently run 2 specific webinars on Peer Support Networks – one on how to set one up (view recording here) and one on how to optimise the networks you may already have implemented (view recording here). The SIG continues to feed into the School’s programme of Wellbeing training, with upcoming sessions including: Work-Life Balance (register here) and At the Interview (register here).
If you are a School Partner and would like to be a part of the Wellbeing SIG, please get in touch with [email protected]