National Work-Life Week 2013

Released 30th January, 2012|27,031 Views


Mark your diary for National Work-Life Week 2013

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September 2013

click here for our list of ideas on how to get involved in National Work Life Week

About National Work-Life Week

How do you shine a light on the vital importance of achieving work-life balance?  We think one of the best ways is to spend a week putting the subject centre stage. So why not use National Work-Life Week to energise enlightened working practices within your organisation?

As an employer, you can demonstrate how much you appreciate your staff. Why not dust off, refresh and relaunch your work-life policies? Think about what sort of events you could stage and how you can promote role models and publicise case studies. Put your CEO and HR department centre stage, showing that you remain committed to a work-life balance and achieving or maintaining ‘Employer of Choice’ status.

As an employee a week dedicated to work-life balance will give you a focal point for motivational and educational activities, raising understanding and involvement from fellow employees, staff associations and special interest networks (such as carers, LGBT, disability, race, women, etc).

As a team, raising the profile of one of the most important issues in our working lives presents a perfect opportunity for running training exercises on flexible cooperation, managing maternity leave and so on. You could add a quiz, set up focus groups, or conduct a survey.

And as an organisation you could run competitions, vote on an internal ‘best boss’, set up community volunteering options, or introduce a ‘take your child to work’ day. You could extend the week’s scope to embrace well-being as a whole, incorporating occupational health initiatives. Why not put together a programme which includes massage and meditation, healthy eating and stopping smoking, plus some get fit sessions? The sky’s the limit!

What about us? As the nation’s leading work-life organisation, Working Families will be leading the way by promoting and publicising the week-long initiative. Naturally we will also be staging a series of high-profile activities during the week.

What about you? Please take a moment to think about what you can do. The more people who get on board, the more impact we will have.

Please let us know if you are going to build a programme around National Work-Life Week, whether large or small. We can then reflect your activities on our website and include you in our publicity, recognising your support for forward-thinking working practices.  Contact Kirstie Axtens or Claire Green on 020 7253 7243 or email

Do feel free to use the National Work-Life Week logo (drop us an email and let us know what format you would like it in).

Poster - please contact Naomi Lepage  if you would like a template of the National Work Life Week poster for use in your workplace.

For further details or to discuss your own plans for the Week, contact: Kirstie Axtens or Claire Green, Joint Heads of Employer Services.

Telephone 020 7253 7243