NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6

 

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to you, our wonderful clients, both present and future. It’s been a huge year for the Happy Body At Work family and we’ve got plenty of amazing achievements to celebrate, including winning the Mental Health Matters award for best Mental Health Promotion & Wellbeing program.

 
The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Pru Goward MP presents the award to DebO'Leary and Sharon Ramsay-Luck from ABC Commercial.


The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Pru Goward MP presents the award to DebO'Leary and Sharon Ramsay-Luck from ABC Commercial.

Mental Health Matters Award
 

Happy Clients BIG and small

Sit Less, Move More, Stress Less, Sleep Better

This year, the program has rolled out to some amazing and diverse companies and we’ve overcome some interesting challenges along the way. From the logistical hurdles of rolling out to 400 employees in 28 locations for CSIRO, to the challenge of a 10-country pilot with leading global legal firm Ashurst, to integrating the HBAW program into a specially designed PwC app, it’s been an incredible journey.

We’ve rolled out to companies, BIG and small, across most industry sectors. HBAW has been embraced by schools, hospitals, universities, councils, telcos, banks, and many more.

Here's what some of the HBAW participants had to say:

Letting the brain unwind by not watching TV has improved my sleep. I realise that my life isn’t worse off by not tuning into late-night trashy reality programs. This tip has (according to my wife) reduced my violent tossing and turning in bed, and has also boosted my energy levels.
Tried to stand instead of sit when the opportunity presented itself. Kept thinking of “shining my light”
I’m an active person so thought sitting all day at work was okay. Wrong! So I made simple changes – only half-filled my water; standing meetings; got off the bus earlier and walked further to get my lunch. Small changes = more steps a day, and a happier body and mind!

To find out how HBAW can make a difference in your organisation:


Check out our new website

Happy Body At Work new website

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. We wanted to help you, our clients, get to know us better, and the many ways HBAW can help your people and your business to thrive. With videos, animations, testimonials and flow charts, it has everything you need to make decisions about how Happy Body can fit into your 2016 wellbeing strategy.


Join us for our 2016 Forum Series

Happy Body At Work Sydney Event

“Best 4 hours you will spend at work this year”
– Sydney forum delegate

James Valentine


James Valentine

Our HR/wellbeing forums have been hugely successful, with two booked out events in Sydney and one in Brisbane this year.

Our latest Sydney forum – Creating Thriving Workplaces - was held at the ABC during Mental Health Month. 160 delegates from a diverse mix of public and private sector companies joined us for an inspiring morning.

Our MC, ABC Radio 702 personality, James Valentine, opened the forum with a hilarious ‘conference yoga’ routine. 

John McCrindle


John McCrindle

John McCrindle - Chairperson of Caltex’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and widely regarded as a ‘champion for women’ delivered the keynote. John was the driving force behind transforming Caltex’s male dominated culture to one that is more accepting, inclusive, and flexible. He shared his personal insights and practical strategies as to how it could be achieved in any organisation.

Matthew Johnstone, Creative Director of the Black Dog Institute, and one of our favourite guest speakers, gave an inspiring talk on building resilience, both personally and in the workplace, and shared learning gained from his many and varied near death experiences!

The creator of the Happy Body At Work program -  feel good physio - Anna-Louise - spoke about the ROI of wellbeing programs, and in true Happy Body spirit, had the audience walking the talk by sitting less, moving more, and ‘shoining their lights’.

The forum was followed by an interactive Q&A workshop, where our panel of industry experts shared their experiences and how they’ve overcome barriers to successfully implement wellbeing programs within their workplaces.


Our speakers: (L-R) Matthew Johnstone, James Valentine (MC), Anna-Louise Bouvier, John McCrindle.


Our speakers: (L-R) Matthew Johnstone, James Valentine (MC), Anna-Louise Bouvier, John McCrindle.

Our expert panel L-R: Wendy Carver (Lifeline) Sharon Leadbetter (WHPN), Troy Morgan (Vision Health), Megan Kingham (Optus), Julia Cohen (Sydney Uni), Anna-Louise Bouvier (HBAW)


Our expert panel L-R: Wendy Carver (Lifeline) Sharon Leadbetter (WHPN), Troy Morgan (Vision Health), Megan Kingham (Optus), Julia Cohen (Sydney Uni), Anna-Louise Bouvier (HBAW)

Here’s what some of the delegates had to say...

Excellent insights and plenty of information to support health and wellbeing at work.
...Being in a room full of people who are genuinely interested in making wellness a priority was inspiring... everyone was engaged, energised and entertained. Brilliant. So glad I attended.
Great, interactive session to gain new perspectives and insights into wellbeing in the workplace.
Excellent networking opportunity, high quality speakers with highly relevant experience in the field of workplace wellbeing programs.

Stay tuned for exciting new packages in 2016

 
Happy Body At Work suite of programs: HAPPY BODY, PACE, INDUCTION, HAPPY MIND
 

2016 will be off to a flying start with February rollouts kicking off for Lend Lease, Sydney Uni, EFIC and Optus among others. In other news, we are delighted announce that we are adding to the Happy Body At Work suite of wellbeing packages, with three new innovative programs – PACE, HAPPY MIND, and INDUCTION. More details to come in our February newsletter.


We’d like to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season. We hope that you will be sitting less (at work), moving more (at the beach), sleeping better (on your holiday) and the only thing you’re stressing about is what time your relatives are arriving!

Best wishes,

The HBAW Team

 
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year from the team at Happy Body At Work