Tackling #SeptemberShakeUp head on

County Council Health and Communities staff really 'shook up' September.

A targeted campaign to get more people logging

Throughout September, the Healthy Workplaces team ran a targeted campaign to encourage more Derbyshire County Council staff within the Health and Communities team to get involved with the Workplace Challenge.

The Health and Communities department were asked to do a little bit more physical activity throughout September, with the chance of winning prizes along the way as an added incentive.

Record breakers

Throughout the whole of the 'September Shake Up' national challenge, 178 participants within Derbyshire recorded their activity which included 62 new people signing up.

The DCC Health and Communities team finished in sixth place, leading the way with the highest number of participants - 61!

The team have also been awarded third place in the national leaderboard for the total number of activity points logged in September.

Emma, one of the Records Office team out cycling

Healthy competition in the workplace

The Health and Communities Records Office team reported that they particularly enjoyed the 'September Shake Up'. Half of their staff were logging hours, with a number of them as new users to the Workplace Challenge all together.

Emma Webster, Archives Assistant said: "It was really motivating and it was a great focus for us to have a bit of healthy competition and quick chat about it every now and again during busy and stressful working days.

Improving staff's mental wellbeing is a key component of the Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire programme. The aim of the programme is to guide workplaces in taking steps to making improvements in the health and wellbeing of the business.

To find out more about Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire click here to visit their website.

Inspiring new activity

The Record Office enjoyed the challenge so much that they are now looking into coordinating some lunch time and/or after work badminton activity.

To find out how to be part of the Workplace Challenge yourself and start logging activity, go to www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/derbyshire