Last week, amber energy had our first ever health and wellbeing day to help promote a healthy working environment and give our staff time in the office to reflect and unwind. Seeing as April is officially "Stress Awareness Month", it seemed fitting to introduce activities that helped to break up the day, relieve stress and inject a bit more fun into our already vibrant workplace.
The day kicked off with each member of staff receiving a free bottle of water on their desk, while the masseuse set up her table in the office to provide some of our staff with a free half-hour massage. This was followed by a mid-morning yoga session with a view, facing out towards Cardiff from the 8th floor of One Central Square.
Throughout the day staff were encouraged to make smoothies, using the human-powered smoothie bike! There were some brilliant concoctions put together, from the traditional to the elaborate and everything else in between.
In the afternoon we had Lifevault come in to talk to the staff about their service and what you can do to keep all your essential life documents in order. This informative chat got many of our staff thinking about the future and starting to make plans for retirement and beyond.
To finish the day off, some of the team headed over to Cardiff's house of sport for an intense 5 a side match, getting so caught up in the excitement and the fast pace of the game that they didn't even pause for halftime! Don't worry though, they got the well-deserved rest in the pub having a mindful and reflective post-match drink.
At amber energy, we believe that looking after your staff is one of the most important things you can do as a business. If your staff aren't happy, motivated and know what's required to achieve then your business won't work. This may have been the first official health and wellbeing day, but it certainly won't be the last!
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