Wigan Warriors have marked World Mental Health Day by launching an internal wellbeing programme for the Club’s backroom and office staff.
The wellbeing programme is designed to take a holistic approach to wellbeing by encouraging staff to place equal focus on their mental, emotional, and physical health than their day-to-day work responsibilities.
The programme will include fitness sessions, yoga, and guided meditation sessions, giving staff opportunities to increase activity levels and/or time out to relax and de-stress.
Claire Taylor, Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Health & Wellbeing Manager: “We hope the programme will have a positive impact on workplace culture; helping staff to connect better to the people around them which will promote a sense of unity and harmony in the workplace.
“Just taking 10 mins away from your desk to meditate can help you to relax and de-stress. When practised on a regular basis, meditation can help staff to deal with emotional triggers and manage stress more effectively. Regular meditation can help boost work performance, cultivate a positive culture and improve employee wellness.”