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Belgium Wellbeing Week

Belgium Wellbeing Week

About this initiative

Good health and well-being is an essential element for determining a person’s quality of life and should be a high priority for workers and employers alike. A healthy workforce is essential if we are to have a productive, sustainable economy. Dentsu Aegis Network Belgium took this philosophy on board with its launch of ‘Wellbeing Week’ in early 2018.

The week consisted of themed days dedicated to key health and well-being concerns.

Day 1 consisted of a workshop to prevent burnout, which is defined as physical and mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. The workshop was open to all in Dutch and French with exercises and guidance to help people recognise the burn-out signs for them but also on other people.  

Day 2 consisted of an ergonomics workshop which involved helping people design their office workspace to suit them and allow for a comfortable working environment. A professional advised on everyone’s posture and how they should sit correctly at their desks as well as running a learning session on ergonomics at work.

A cooking session took place on Day 3 where a chef taught colleagues how to prepare healthy meals and held a quick quiz to debunk some food myths.

Day 4 consisted of a massage day to tackle chronic back and neck pain as well as arm and wrist issues brought about by repetitive strain.

Finally Day 5 ended the week with a yoga and tai-chi lessons. Research has shown that this reduces back pain, results in lower burn-out rates, less hostility and less absenteism.

The wellbeing week proved to be a great success with on average 91% positive feedback (Very good/Good) for all of the days.