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Wellbeing day policy template

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Some parts of this template are intended to be changed and updated by you to align with your business. However, we’ve aimed to make this as easy as possible for you to use. Here’s how to get started:

Disclaimer: This template is made with the purpose to be used as a starting point for a policy intended for your business. It should be edited, and personalised to suit the needs of your business. We do not recommend that you implement any of these policies without seeking legal advice.

Wellbeing day policy

Last reviewed: [Date of last review/publication]

Wellbeing point of contact: [Name and contact info of person responsible for wellbeing]

At [Your Company], we’re 100% committed to creating & nurturing an environment that supports your wellbeing at work.

A wellbeing day is a designated day of leave you can take to focus on your personal wellbeing. These are separate from annual leave & sick days, and can be used to focus on your wellbeing.

1. Purpose of this policy

As an employer, [Your Company] holds a duty of care to the wellbeing and health of every employee. Wellbeing can cover many areas of health including mental health, nutrition, fitness, financial wellbeing, fertility, career development and much more. 

1.1 Contents

This policy details the responsibilities that [Your Company] has as an employer supporting the wellbeing of employees at [Your Company].

1.2 Who is covered

This policy holds relevance for all employees, officers, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, casual workers, agency workers and visitors.* (delete as appropriate)

2. Objectives of this policy

  • Elevate employee wellbeing as of significant importance to [Your Company]
  • Provide support for employees suffering with poor wellbeing
  • Identify and resolve issues that may harm employee wellbeing
  • Cover all the wellbeing needs of employees across mental and physical health, financial wellbeing, fertility, and more.
  • Develop a company culture that is open and supportive in nature and promotes positive wellbeing.
  • Help employees before they suffer with poor wellbeing by providing support that acts as prevention.
  • [insert more where relevant]

3. What support is provided

[Your Company] supports employees with their wellbeing in the following ways:

3.1 Wellbeing days [Also known as Duvet days]

Employees who have successfully passed their probationary period sufficiently, are given the option to use [X days] per [year/month/quarter] as a wellbeing day [or duvet day] to take the day off from work to support their wellbeing.

This day may be used by employees to rest or support their wellbeing in the ways that work for them. There are no rules as to what wellbeing days may be used for and employees are encouraged to openly share their wellbeing activities among their team.

3.2 What a wellbeing day might be used for

  • Help manage workplace stress
  • Mental health struggles
  • Personal difficulties at home
  • Menstrual health
  • Spend time with family or friends
  • [insert other reasons]

3.3 How to book a wellbeing day

[include relevant information here on how the employee should book a wellbeing day at your business. Eg. Speak with your line manager to book a wellbeing day.]

3.4 [Place any additional wellbeing support here!]

4. Ongoing wellbeing support

[Your Company] understands the responsibilities involved in protecting the wellbeing of its employees. 

The following company resources of support exist to be promoted to employees and partners as appropriate:

[insert reference links to any other wellbeing support documents and services]