Senior Civil Servant backs Active Wellbeing as it returns bigger than ever

CSSC’s flagship wellbeing campaign will run for a full month in 2023
Adam Land, Senior Director at the Competition and Markets Authority, has long championed physical activity as a contributor to improved wellbeing

CSSC is once again working in partnership with Civil Service HR, inspiring the Civil Service and public sector to kickstart a healthy 2023. For the first time ever, Active Wellbeing will run for a full month, from 1-28 February. The campaign, which attracted 7,000 participants in 2022, encourages colleagues to support each other in getting more active in their free time to improve mental and physical health.

This year, participants of Active Wellbeing can sign up for the Around-the-World 28-day challenge where they will virtually travel around the globe through six continents, 70 countries and over 90,000 kilometres in teams. Anyone can set up or join a team and take on others from across the country. Or simply see how far they can travel in 28 days.

Every step taken, sport played or activity done will count towards team totals, even making a cup of tea! Participants can sync a smart device to record and log each activity or manually add it throughout the day by logging into the website.

There are a whole host of incentives to get involved, fully funded by CSSC, including smart fitness tech, sports kits, vouchers and workplace activity funds. Better still, everyone signed up is guaranteed a reward.

Getting active means something different to everyone, so it’s great to be able to draw inspiration from the people around us

Adam Land, Senior Director at the Competition and Markets Authority, has long championed physical activity as a contributor to improved wellbeing. He said. “The beauty of Active Wellbeing is that it’s so easy to get involved, and there’s a real focus on mutual support and encouragement. Getting active means something different to everyone, so it’s great to be able to draw inspiration from the people around us.

“The importance of the work done by public servants has never been greater. We look after the county, so it’s vital we look after ourselves and each other as part of that. It’s also just a great fun initiative to be involved in and a brilliant way to discover something new that you can take with you for the rest of 2023 and beyond.”

Matt Bazeley OBE, Chief Executive at CSSC, added: “We are delighted to be once again working with CSHR to deliver this year’s Active Wellbeing campaign, encouraging everyone across the Civil Service and public sector to improve their health, happiness, energy and work-life balance.  

The start of a new year is an opportunity to reset and recapture healthier wellbeing habits, and we are very much here to support participants in their journey. Physical activity plays such an important part in our overall wellbeing, and making a positive commitment to a challenge like this with colleagues and friends is a great way to stick to your goals.

This year we have something for everyone. With so many working remotely or in offices around the country, it can be hard to feel connected with others, but we hope that Active Wellbeing brings people together in a positive and proactive way.”

CSSC is here to support your active wellbeing journey with lots of tools and resources to suit your individual needs. From step-by-step guides, expert advice, and new ideas to get you around the world, you can find a full list of resources available on our website.

CSSC is an exclusive not-for-profit membership organisation inspiring over 140,000 civil servants and public sector workers from across the UK to explore new ways to be active and healthy through - everyday savings, offers to get active and amazing days out. For more about CSSC and how to join, visit the CSSC website

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