Commit to change in wellness month

Emma Forde

After the positive feedback we received from our employees for our October’s Mental Health Month, Arup Perth’s Wellbeing Co-op has organised a suite of activities in an effort to further promote physical wellbeing.

The 6 Week Wellbeing Challenge is running from Monday 30 April – 8 June 2018 and focuses on physical wellbeing (eating for health and moving more), presented in a fun and interactive way.


By the end of the 6 weeks, we hope that employees will have a better understanding of how to incorporate sustainable nutrition, movement and connection into their lives:

Nutrition: Fueling your body the right way is key to both mental and physical health and has the power to take you from merely surviving, to thriving.

Move: Being active (in nearly any form) floods your body with happy endorphins, acting as nature's finest stress relief.

Connect: Enjoying quality time with friends, family and colleagues is critical to our ongoing health, personal growth and happiness.


Team Step Challenge: In teams of four, employees will encourage each other and compete with other teams to increase daily step count, aiming for an equivalent of 10,000 steps a day to reach weekly targets. For those with a competitive streak, the weekly results will be added to a running total, and whole range of AWESOME PRIZES are up for grabs for most steps and most improved team and individuals.

Motivation Mondays: Start off the week with positive intentions and learn about managing stress, exercise, relationships and wellbeing so that you can maintain a balanced lifestyle

2-Litre Tuesdays: Education and healthy samples(!) about eating for a healthy heart and healthy digestive system. Flavored water hydrations stations are also on offer.

Walk It Wednesdays: Get moving with 8am walking club and breakfast to ease into your work day or challenge yourself with a weekly Jacobs Ladder Visit

Thank you Thursdays: Make some time for self-care with free yoga

Fun Fridays: Funny, lighthearted bursts of activity, brought to you by Social Club.

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Amy (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing your Wellness Month details, Emma. This looks like a fantastic program, really creative ideas! We are looking forward to being part of it. We'd love to hear how your initiatives roll out, and any results or learnings. Good luck!

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