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Wellbeing Week - ideas for your team

  • Nov 07,2022
  • Hannah Davison

Working in events can be stressful, there are often long hours, an expectation for 24/7 availability and burnout is real. However, as one of our nine core themes of sustainability, the wellbeing of our employees is extremely important to us. 

Legacy is a remote first company and we recognise this can increase the likelihood of isolation and loneliness amongst our employees. Our wellbeing week took place 9th - 12th August and aimed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of our employees and brought everyone together from across the company to learn, collaborate and get to know each other better. We had a range of activities including step challenges, brainstorming sessions, workshops and catch-ups. 

Read below to find out more about what took place, our key takeaways and whether we would do it again!

The Activities


As a four day work week company we do not work on Monday’s, however employees did receive a swag box filled with gifts and treats to kick off the start of wellbeing week.

Our concierge team kindly put these together for us - we had biscuits, tea, scented stress balls, a mug, a wellbeing diary and activity cards.

Conveniently, our Legacy Concierge service  can source, pack and deliver high quality and sustainable swag, gifts and merchandise for your attendees and clients. So we had the best possible gifts to choose from - check them out here


The step challenge began! Our competitive spirits emerged and we all competed against each other to see who got the most steps in. It encouraged us to take breaks away from our desks and get moving. 

Everyday at midday 10 minutes was blocked out of everyone's calendar to encourage ‘midday meditations’ . It was designed to get everyone away from their screens, take a breath and reset ready for the afternoon.

After lunch we had a ‘making stress work’ workshop with Stress Matters. The session encouraged us to consider our stress signatures, stress containers (coping strategies), our current causes of stress and the ‘start, stop, continue’ method for stress management. 

We also had a brainstorming session which got everyone together to contribute ideas on how we can improve the wellbeing of the team. We had lots of great suggestions and it was clear that employees would like more face to face catch-ups online as well as in-person. 

Finally, to finish the day we introduced positivity cards which enabled employees to note down and reflect on the positives of their day. 


We continued with our step challenge, midday meditations and positivity cards.

In the afternoon we also had a cup of tea and a catch-up online. One of the highlights of the week was being able to have catch-ups with colleagues in an informal setting and get to know each other better.


We continued with our step challenge, midday meditations and positivity cards.

We also had a ‘move at work’ session hosted by stretching the city. The session provided us with techniques on how to stretch, sit properly and 10 different activities to help us move at work.


Friday concluded wellbeing week with the final activities taking place. We continued with our step challenge, midday meditations and positivity cards to finish the week. 

We also shared a commitment pledge with each other, detailing what we are going to continue doing for our wellbeing and to hold us accountable. Pledges included going for more walks, having a lunch break away from the screen, keep learning something new everyday and to slow down. It’s great to see that some of the pledges are already being implemented.

To conclude wellbeing week we had a Friday afternoon social where we played a picture of your life. Everyone shared an image of something important to them or something that makes them happy such as a hobby, interest or passion and then talked through their choices. It was a great icebreaker and we all learned something new about each other!

Key outcomes

What would our employees like to see happen now? 
Find below the key outcomes from our brainstorming session.

1. Collaboration with other departments
2. The opportunity to use a co-working space for a change of scenery
3. Coffee mornings, 1-1’s and informal catch-ups
4. A team away day
5. In person meet-ups such as Summer and Christmas parties
6. Friday afternoon online ‘pub experience’
7. Buddy ups based on hobbies and interests

Would we do it again?

Absolutely! The week successfully brought together employees from across the company and reinforced the importance of wellbeing. 

We already have plans for another Wellbeing week next year and a team bonding activity in December.

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