World Health Day, April 7th, is an opportune moment to reflect on the importance of workplace wellbeing. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), this annual event aims to raise awareness of pressing global health issues and mobilise collective action to address them.

This year’s theme focuses on the critical intersection of health and care, urging societies worldwide to prioritise both physical and mental health care access.

In the context of the workplace, prioritising employee wellbeing is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic investment for organisations. A healthy workforce is not only more productive but also fosters a positive work environment and reduces absenteeism and turnover rates.

As organisations strive to create inclusive and supportive workplaces, World Health Day presents an ideal opportunity to reinforce their commitment to employee wellbeing.

How organisations can get involved with this important campaign:

  1. Promote Awareness: Raise awareness among employees about the significance of World Health Day and its theme. Encourage discussions around health and care in the workplace, emphasising the importance of mental health support and access to healthcare services.
  2. Organise Wellness Activities: Plan wellness activities or events that promote physical and mental health in the workplace. This could include yoga sessions, mindfulness workshops, health screenings, or educational talks on nutrition and stress management.
  3. Offer Support Resources: Ensure that employees have access to resources that support their health and wellbeing. This may involve providing Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), mental health hotlines, or access to counselling services.
  4. Implement Flexible Policies: Evaluate and, if necessary, revise organisational policies to support employee wellbeing. This could include flexible working arrangements, paid sick leave, or policies that promote a healthy work-life balance.
  5. Encourage Healthy Habits: Encourage employees to adopt healthy habits both in and out of the workplace. Provide resources on nutrition, exercise, and stress management, and consider incentivising wellness initiatives.

Find out more

For further resources and reading on workplace wellbeing and World Health Day, consider exploring the following online sources:

  1. World Health Organization (WHO):
  2. Mind UK:
  3. NHS – Every Mind Matters:
  4. Mental Health Foundation:
  5. CIPD – Health and Wellbeing at Work:

Let’s make World Health Day a catalyst for positive change in workplace wellbeing, nurturing healthier and happier work environments for all!

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Joanne Swann, Content Manager, WorkWellPro
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Joanne is the editor for Workplace Wellbeing Professional and has a keen interest in promoting the safety and wellbeing of the global workforce. After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature and media studies, she taught English in China and Vietnam for two years. Before joining Work Well Pro, Joanne worked as a marketing coordinator for luxury property, where her responsibilities included blog writing, photography, and video creation.