Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work Toolkit

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Hospitality is vibrant and fast-paced industry full of passionate people that love what they do. It’s also an industry that hosts some of the hardest working and driven individuals around and creating balance can be a challenge.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work Toolkit can help you build balance and a strong sense of mental wellbeing into your business and teams. This toolkit includes fact sheets, tips, tools and templates to make it easy for you to support your teams to build the Five Ways into their daily lives. The toolkit can be downloaded as one document or in sections.

Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work

Mental wellbeing is one of the most valuable business assets. Workplaces that prioritise mental health have better engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher productivity, while people have improved wellbeing, greater morale and higher job satisfaction.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing (Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give) are proven to help people find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing. The Five Ways to Wellbeing can also support workplaces to meet their health and safety obligations to manage risks to mental health and wellbeing. We wish you every success using the toolkit to create a flourishing workplace!

The Mental Health Foundation and Health Promotion Agency developed the toolkit in partnership to enable New Zealand workplaces to flourish.

Step by step guide to Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work

Steps for success

Fact Sheets

Step One: Promote the case for action & leadership 1 About the Five Ways to Wellbeing
2 The business case for wellbeing
3 The role of leadership
4 Creating a supportive environment
Step Two: Actively communicate with & engage people & teams 5 Making it happen
6 Engaging people and teams
Step Three: Talk openly about mental health & wellbeing 7 Understanding mental health and wellbeing
  8 Talking about wellbeing
  9 Getting help and advice
Step Four: Evaluate your impact & celebrate your success
Evaluating success

View the full toolkit with factsheets and tools here

Or download the section you need below.


1 Five Ways to Wellbeing information sheets
2 Promotional material
3 Example messaging
4 Goal setting templates
5 Introducing mindfulness
6 ‘Did you know?’ team game
7 ‘What is wellbeing?’ team game
7a ‘What is wellbeing’ team game pictures
8 ‘Wellbeing bingo’ team game
9 ‘Taking Notice of wellbeing’ team game
10 Action plan template
10a Action plan template (Excel)
11 Supporting information
12 Template PowerPoint slides
13 Template awards certificate
14 Email signature

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