As the anniversary of the first lockdown approaches, Russell-Cooke is in the middle of a wellbeing programme designed to encourage members of staff to take positive action to boost their mental and physical wellbeing and to have some fun during the (hopefully) final stretch of lockdown. The mainly online programme, which is free for all staff, is called 'RC Re-Charge.'
This programme, which started in February and continues until the end of April, involves a mix of classes to get staff physically active, fun entertainment and activities as well as relaxing workshops to calm the mind, some of which can include family members. Highlights include yoga, a DIY chocolate workshop, magicians, a lunchtime cook-along and much more.
On 27 March the firm is holding a 5k event when everyone at the firm is being encouraged to run, jog or walk 5k at the same time, wherever they are, either as a physical challenge or as a fun event.
Since its inception, the Russell-Cooke’s wellbeing group has focused on a variety of internal and external wellbeing initiatives to support the mental and physical health of all staff members. It meets regularly to continually revise and consider new initiatives that will encourage staff to talk about issues relating to wellbeing and to strive to have a healthy work-life balance, which has been made more difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wellbeing partner Samantha Little said, "We are very aware that this current lockdown has been hard on everyone and the past year has been challenging in many ways for all members of staff. This wellbeing programme is a great opportunity to bring everyone together as a firm, albeit virtually, to experience new things and to provide a bit of time out from our daily lives which will, we hope, help everyone get through until some form of normality returns."