Mental health and wellbeing: joyful activities

Saturday 2 May, 2020


Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS)


Health area 

Mental health and wellbeing


Tips and Activities

 Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS) has an unwavering commitment to support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff and volunteers. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions came into place, the health service made a public commitment to implement a range of activities for staff to not only provide distraction and relief from the pressures of living and working in a coronavirus (COVID-19) environment, but also by generating opportunities for staff to continue to be part of group activities whilst still complying with workplace restrictions. Such activities have included:

  • a Beach Day where staff could dress for the beach
  • scheduled morning tea where a healthy morning tea is delivered across the site
  • a “Who is that Baby” competition where staff were invited to put names to a list of staff baby photos
  • sport Colour Day where staff were able to wear the colours of their favourite sporting team with pride
  • find the Prize where a prize is randomly hidden across the health service waiting to be found and won.