Check in with your team’s wellbeing

The Check In gives small business leaders simple actions on how to introduce wellbeing into the workplace.

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What is The Check In?

From our physical and emotional health through to mental and spiritual, wellbeing is a key component of happiness and contentment. 

It can be hard to know where to start with wellbeing in the workplace, so we’ve created a check in for all SMEs to help them support their team to thrive in this final part of the year. 

 

Based on advice from New Zealand health and wellbeing experts, The Check In is a five-step series to help support you and your small businesses clients to thrive. It is designed to be easy to implement and doesn’t need to cost any money.

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Here's how it works

Step One: Getting to know your team

Having genuine face-to-face conversations in person or on video calls can help you understand your team members, who they are and what makes them tick.

Step Two: Fostering connections within your team

Helping your team build connections with one another helps them maintain a healthy outlook on life and is a crucial part of their overall wellbeing.

Step Three: Supporting others to look after themselves

From exercise to making healthy life choices, there are plenty of habits employers can encourage their employees to pick up in order to make a positive change in their lives.

Step Four: Making it okay to ask for help

Foster an environment that empowers your team to ask for professional help before they really need it.

Step Five: Making a long term commitment to wellbeing

Consider creating a personalised wellbeing plan or establishing wellbeing policies to show your dedication to fostering a culture of wellbeing.

Download The Check In pack today to start building a culture of positive wellbeing in your workplace.

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Why is wellbeing important?

All workplaces play a central role in building people’s resilience and positive wellbeing, so they can better cope with setbacks, take advantage of opportunities and be productive, contributing members of families, communities and workplaces. 

It makes good business sense too. Every dollar spent on mental health services in New Zealand will repay the nation with $3.50 in productivity gains and other savings.

Small Business Wellbeing Report

Here at Xero, wellbeing is something we take seriously. Last year, we worked with the Mental Health Foundation to investigate wellbeing across the Kiwi small business sector and created the Small Business Wellbeing Report

Read the report here

 

Xero Assistance Programme

We also launched the Xero Assistance Programme (XAP) which provides free and confidential wellbeing support to approximately 850,000 Kiwi small business owners, their employees and families. 

Learn more about XAP here

 

Where to get help

Business resources for workplace wellbeing

Good4Work

A free online tool for small-medium sized workplaces, including a step-by-step guide for changing your workplace environment and culture. 

Wellplace

A website providing practical tools, ideas and resources to build wellbeing in your workplace. Developed by the Health Promotion Agency.

Mental Health Foundation

Provides access to a wealth of information about workplace wellbeing and general mental health.

WorkWell

Provides free resources, mentoring, networking opportunities and accreditation to support workplaces to ‘work better through wellbeing’.

WorkSafe New Zealand 

New Zealand’s work health and safety regulator provides a wide range of information and guidance about health & safety in the workplace.

Employer Advice Line

Phone 0800 805 405 (8am – 6pm weekdays)

Free advice for employers and managers about how to support team members with a disability or health condition, including mental health.

Getting personal support

Just a Thought

Just a Thought is a free online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tool, specially designed for New Zealand people. Easy to use, online courses, provide New Zealanders with valuable skills and CBT techniques to support the different challenges we can face with our mental health.

Government healthlines

Phone Healthline – 0800 611 116

Help from a registered nurse 24/7

Need to talk? Text or call 1737

Xero Assistance Programme (XAP)

For Xero starter, standard or premium subscribers and their families, a free and 100% confidential wellbeing support for anything from work, financial or family challenges to depression, drug & alcohol or social problems. For more information email xap@xero.com.