Running your own business comes with huge responsibilities and challenges, so it can be easy to forget to take the time to look after your health and wellbeing. Looking after your mental health and understanding how you can support others is incredibly important. It contributes to your overall wellbeing as well as the productivity and success of your business.
Getting started with workplace wellness
Making time to focus on the wellbeing of yourself and your team has many benefits for your business. From learning a new skill to connecting with others, Sport England, ukactive and Mind share five simple ways to wellbeing.
Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your wellbeing and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.
Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. Research into promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with increased wellbeing. Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community.
Supporting your team
Explore a range of articles and on-demand webinars designed to help you improve wellbeing in your small business, from getting active to financial wellbeing.
Blackhawk Network share key insights from the latest BHN Extras research alongside the expertise and experiences of industry panellists, to help SME’s best support their people.
Grab a coffee and join FSB and NESCAFÉ to find out about the importance of taking breaks at work. Explore how you can look after your wellbeing and discover top tips on working remotely to avoid isolation and loneliness.
During these tough times, learn how you can build resilience, cope with adversity and overcome self doubt so you can get the best out of you, and your business.
Discover how you can build physical activity into your day and encourage your team to do the same with top tips and practical advice from Sport England and ukactive.
Learn about the benefits of building physical activity into your day and how it can benefit your physical health and mental wellbeing.
Hannah Thomas, Employment Solicitor at FSB Employment Protection, explains the steps you can take to support your team and where you can access a template menopause policy for your workplace as an FSB member.
Free Guide: How to support your staff to be active at work
Ready to get your team moving?
We’re proud to be working with ukactive to bring you a practical guide to workplace physical activity as a small employer. Download your free copy today.
Going it alone doesn’t have to mean being alone
Running your own business isn’t always smooth sailing, but when you’re the boss, who can you turn to? As an FSB member, you can access services designed to support your wellbeing.
Need more support? We’ve curated some additional resources that you can turn to for extra guidance and advice.