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National Workplace Wellbeing Day, 1 May 2020

On National Workplace Wellbeing Day, Culture & Engagement and Healthy UCD encourage you to take some time to explore, learn and grow in relation to your wellbeing.

This day has never been more important as we work through the sudden mass shift to working from home and social distancing due to COVID-19. This change has thrown up an array of mental and physical challenges and by marking this national day we hope to showcase the wide range of supports available.

Don’t forget our Remote Working policy which provides further information on working hours and flexibility, managing absences related to COVID-19, mental health and wellbeing, health and safety and data security.

Mindfulness Coffee Morning

EDI are celebrating Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday 1 May with a Mindfulness Coffee Morning hosted jointly by UCD's EDI Networks from 10:15vam. Guest speaker David Delaney from the UCD Mindfulness Group will deliver a mindfulness session followed by time to chat and network with colleagues active in the EDI space. Everyone is welcome.

  • 10:15am - welcome
  • 10:30am - 10:50am -  mindfulness session
  • 11:00am - end

Sign-up via the UCD Booking Centre

EDI Workplace Wellbeing Photo Competition - €50 voucher to be won!

For Workplace Wellbeing Day, share how you are looking after your wellbeing whilst working remotely during  Covid-19 restrictions. 

  • Are you cooking healthy meals? 
  • Are you going for short walks (respecting the 2Km distance)?
  • Are you listening to music/podcasts reading a book/blog on your lunch break?
  • What does your temporary workstation look like during the lockdown? 

To be in with a chance of winning a €50 One4All voucher, email or tweet a photo*, a recipe, a link to a song or podcast by Friday 1 May.

  • Email: edi@ucd.ie with "Workplace Wellbeing 2020" in subject line
  • Twitter: UCD_EDI with hashtag #WorkWell20 and #UCDWorkWell20

*Photos can display your healthy lunch, new "coworkers" (i.e. pets), scenery from your mindful walks, work set up and should include: title, date, author. Photos may be published on Twitter and the EDI website.

Wellbeing courses

We also have spaces held for UCD employees on the following courses provided by DCM Learning. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Join UCD's Carpooling Community to help colleagues during COVID-19

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 emergency, we have adjusted our carpooling app Faxi to provide help and assistance to those members of our UCD community who may be vulnerable or cocooning.  Faxi provides a platform for volunteers to grocery shop and help out others who cannot leave their homes. The app gives those members of the UCD community who are vulnerable or self-isolating the ability to see the locations for other members of our community who have indicated they are willing to volunteer.  This will enable the volunteers to provide support such as picking up prescriptions and delivering essential groceries, as may be needed

Find out more on the UCD Smarter Travel webpage - https://ucdestates.ie/faxi/

UCD People and Organisation Development courses

Our colleagues in UCD People and Organisation Development have brought together a whole range of online courses to help you while working remotely, including;

DCM Learning courses
We also have spaces held for UCD employees on the following courses provided by DCM Learning. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Healthy Posture Exercises

When working from home, it is important that we take regular breaks from sitting at a desk. Our colleagues Ryan Stewart and Orlaith Curran from UCD Institute for Sport and Health have provided some exercises you can complete to reduce back stiffness, improve posture, increase shoulder mobility and improve strength.

Home strength circuit

Our colleagues in UCD Institute for Sport and Health have also provided some circuit training options.

Feeling fit? Why not have a go at a home strength circuit? These short circuits will burn calories and improve muscular endurance. Click on the exercise name for a video demonstration.

Contact Culture & Engagement

Culture & Engagement, UCD HR 3rd Floor, Roebuck Offices University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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