With 2022 drawing to a close, we’re working with our clients to help make their wellbeing plans for 2023 their best yet. With the help of our 2023 Awareness Days calendar, let us hone your wellbeing plans.
Predicted workplace trends for 2023 place the importance of a positive company culture and enticing employee benefits as more important than ever before. Meanwhile, with 90% of organisations committing to investing more in wellbeing and mental health programmes, it’s safe to say workplace wellbeing is high on the business agenda for 2023.
As the leading workplace wellbeing provider since 2010, we appreciate it can be overwhelming planning an effective wellbeing strategy. So, to help hone your plans for 2023, we’ve shared our 2023 awareness days calendar, which you can download below.
Be it International Women’s Day in March or Mental Health Awareness Week in May, awareness days (and weeks) provide a platform to celebrate these worthy causes across your organisation. Scroll down for some suggestions of wellbeing initiatives to help celebrate key 2023 awareness days.
🗓 16 January – Blue Monday
Deemed the bleakest day of the year, we recommend boosting employee morale with any of these workshops:
🗓 2 February – Time to Talk Day
Described as the nation’s ‘Biggest Mental Health Conversation’, Time to Talk Day celebrates the power of conversation to help change lives. See our signature workshop: Time to Talk: Cultivating Conversations around Mental Health here.
🗓 17 February – Random Acts of Kindness day
And 13 November – World Kindness Day
Firstly created for 2020’s Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme of ‘kindness’, our Kindness Workshop is more applicable then ever. This signature workshop explores the positive ripple effect of kindness across our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
🗓 8 March – International Women’s Day
Help #EmbraceEquity at your organisation with any of our women’s wellbeing workshops. Our workshops Women’s Mental Health: Exploring Self Doubt & Self Worth and
Banishing Imposter Syndrome have both been popular choices for IWD in the past.
🗓 Neurodiversity Celebration Week: 13-19 March
It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent. In our ‘Nurturing the Superpower of Neurodiversity at Work workshop, learn more about neurodiversity. Additionally, discover the benefits for organisations, and how to support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work
🗓 17 March – World Sleep Day
Whether you’re a sound sleeper or suffering insomnia, our Sleep School workshop will share tips and techniques to ensure the sleep you do get – even if limited, is the most restful and restorative it can be.
🗓 April – Stress Awareness Month
And 1 November – National Stress Awareness Day
Discover how and why stress affects us. And take home a toolkit of tools and strategies for managing stressful times with our Managing Stress @ Work workshop.
🗓 13-20 May: Mental Health Awareness Week
And 10 October – World Mental Health Day
Undoubtedly our busiest week in the calendar, the 2023 theme for Mental Health Awareness Week has yet to be announced. But rest assured, we’ll be creating a bespoke signature workshop once we know the theme. We’ll of course also be delivering our vast portfolio of Mental Health at Work workshops. Covering burnout, stress, resilience and much more, our Mental Health workshops have helped hundreds of clients silence the stigma around workplace mental health.
🗓 10-17 June: Men’s Health Week
Men’s Health Awareness Month in November
19 November – International Men’s Day
With only 90% of men only seeking help if they have a serious problem and suicide the biggest killer of men under 45, our Men’s Wellbeing workshops are much needed. Why not try our Men’s Mental Health Workshop? Lead by a journalist, author and public speaker on modern masculinity, we aim to tackle the taboo of men suffering in silence and get more men talking about mental health.
🗓 10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day
In Suicide Prevention in the Workplace: A Conversation we share the story of 39 year old James who took his own life in 2019. In this talk, James’ friend, Andy (a mindfulness and wellness coach) interviews James’ brother, Will (a professional in the construction industry). Together, they share a candid conversation about suicide support and prevention.
🗓 18 October – World Menopause Day
51% of the population will go through the menopause and 80% will experience symptoms. Yet, it continues to be a taboo subject in the workplace. Our Menopause at Work and Menopause for Managers training aims to make menopause everyone’s business.