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Activities planned for Workplace Wellbeing Day

There are plenty of ways to get involved in UCC's Workplace Wellbeing Day on 1st May.  

 Every event below is facilitated by a UCC staff member.

We are so indebted to these colleagues and those right across UCC who give back to Staff Wellbeing in so many ways throughout the year.   UCC Workplace Wellbeing is not just a stand alone initiative once a year but embedded in our community culture 

Friday 1st May Schedule

Full body fitness class - 9.30am - 10am:     Facilitated by Kelly Cotter from the Mardyke Arena, 

Resilience for Workplace Wellbeing Workshop - 10am -11am:     Facilitated by Pat O’Leary

Coaching in Challenging Times:  11am - 12.30pm:     Information and discussion with members of the UCC Peer Coaching Panel 

Mindful Movement Practice - 11am-12 noon:     Facilitated by Maura O'Neill 

Tend & Befriend: Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Challenging Times - 11:30am - 12:15pm:     Facilitated by Dr Eithne Hunt 

Yoga for Workplace Wellbeing Day - 12:10pm-12:50pm:  Facilitated by Karen Mortell,

George Nagle  is also facilitating a series of workshops for 'Dealing with People who are Angry, Anxious or Panicked' throughtout April & May and facilitating peer support discussions for our staff who have carer responsibilities.

In addition we have also invited staff to share what they are doing to look after your wellbeing, keep spirits up and stay connected.  We already know many are having regular coffee breaks 'virtually', colleagues sharing newly discovered podcasts, a team who begins their weekly meeting by simply each sharing an emoticon to express how they are feeling that day, another office has set up an 'Office Antics What's App' group!    We plan to share these stories and examples of workplace wellbeing initiatives via social media on 1st May 

 A message from Barry O'Brien, HR Director:

 The regular routine and structure of our days has changed so much with the onset of the pandemic.  We need to take control of the balance of our personal and work lives, and look after ourselves so we can look after others.  We have to accept that this is an evolving situation and one that will test us in lots of ways.  For me personally, I find the spirit of resilience, camaraderie and care being shown across UCC and nationally is inspiring.  I would encourage you to get involved in National Wellbeing Day on 1st May.