Last week we celebrated Wellness for Life week. 

Our Health and Wellbeing committee organised a range of activities throughout the week where our colleagues took time out from their busy day to connect and get involved in activities designed to promote physical, mental, emotional, and social health and wellness. The events that we had included workshops on sleep, financial wellbeing and meditation, alongside our inaugural run and walking clubs.

Launched in 2015, Wellness for Life today has employee champions in more than 30 countries. The activities driven by these champions help employees boost overall wellbeing and happiness, so they can be at their best personally and professionally.

At MetLife, we recognise the importance of having a culture that encourages and promotes wellness. Given that the average adult spends one-third of their life at work, it makes sense for employers to target health promotion strategies in the workplace.

Our Health and Wellbeing committee runs a number of initiatives throughout the year, not just during Wellness for Life Week, to promote the wellbeing of our colleagues. These include activities such as yoga, meditation classes, a corporate netball team, flu shots and skin cancer checks to name a few.

Wellness for me is about taking care of my body and mind so that I have the energy, vitality and positivity to make the most out of every day to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Nicola Keenan

Thrive HWS Committee, Health & Wellbeing Champion Australia