Mind body and soul: What have our people been up to?

Published: Monday 20 July 2020

People are at the heart of everything we do at Hazlewoods. Although lockdown has been a time where our employees have physically been apart, we have come together in a new enhanced programme called ‘Mind, Body and Soul’.

We asked everyone for ideas and suggestions on activities or resources they need then created a schedule packed full of information, events and competitions to keep everyone connected and entertained.

Health and wellbeing is nothing new at Hazlewoods, as we established a programme in 2017 with monthly activities ranging from chair yoga to bootcamps, massage to cooking demos. The new challenge was to make this even more fun and virtual!

EASTER EGG HUNT

A usual highlight of the Hazlewoods calendar is Easter, often with a quick Easter egg hunt round the offices; not to be deterred by being at home, the egg hunt went virtual with an egg hidden online and plenty of chocolate for the winners.

LOOKING AFTER THE MIND

Early on, we had a fantastic range of resources with apps to help with wellbeing, advice on sleep, hypnotherapy, areas to learn new languages and virtual wellbeing festivals.

CRAFT AND ART GALORE!

Our May craft competition to win a day’s holiday saw paintings, felting, crocheting, and macramé to name just a few of the entries. Hazlewoods creativity does not stop there, with over 20 entries to a photography competition in June run by workplace art consultants, Little Van Gogh.

WEEKLY QUIZ

Quizmaster, Martin Howard, has entertained teams every week with his quiz, which has included themed rounds such as James Bond – just an excuse for Martin to dress up really!

KEEPING FIT

For the fitness fanatics, or even those just getting into it, Wednesday mornings now start with a virtual fitness class and on Fridays there is morning yoga for the early risers.

FOR THE SOUL

The quote of the day has been particularly well supported, with people submitting their quotes to keep their colleagues and friends motivated or even just amused whilst they are apart.

Our ideas for activities are constantly evolving, and we welcome ideas for new activities we could try.

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