Team members at Telefónica Tech UK&I in Belfast heard how a Commonwealth Games cyclist manages mental and physical health as part of a dedicated wellbeing week organised by the digital transformation company.
Matthew Teggart who finished fourth in the Commonwealth Games Road Race last month was one of three speakers at an event in Telefónica Tech UK&I’s office in Titanic Quarter, alongside fellow Banbridge Cycling Club member Mal McGreevey and Action Mental Health and Action Mental Health Head of Communications and Fundraising Jonny Smyth.
Other events happening as part of the week include a Men’s Health Webinar organised by The Blue Ribbon Foundation, an Eat Well, Live Well session with healthy meals being provided to team members, and a webinar about menopause linked to Telefónica Tech recently signing up to The Menopause Pledge.
There is also a Coffee Morning in aid of Action Mental Health, a debt management webinar with the StepChange Charity, virtual mindfulness sessions, and Mourne Mountain guided hike to finish off the week.
Telefónica Tech UK&I employs more than 300 people in Northern Ireland.
Peter Russell, Ireland Managing Director at Telefónica Tech UK&I explains: “In early 2022, we commenced a three-year programme called Healthy Place to Work, which is a global standard for healthy workplaces. This significant investment by the company is ultimately intended to ensure better organisational performance through improved workplace health. Our Wellbeing Week is part of that commitment and we have brought together a whole range of activity during the week to showcase to team members the support that is available to them and to help really embed healthy practices within the company.”
“The event with Banbridge Cycling Club and Action Mental Health brings together two of our big partnerships, both of which are focused on health and wellbeing. We are jersey sponsors of BCC’s race team and Action Mental Health is our chosen charity.
“It is my firm belief that organisations have a huge responsibility to promote healthy practices in the best interest of employees and the organisation. It is something that has perhaps come to even more prominence due to the pandemic, but it is something that is here to stay and must be built upon,” he adds.