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Riada recognised for investing in workplace health and wellbeing

Riada recognised for investing in workplace health and wellbeing.

Riada alongside workplaces from across Northern Ireland came together in November 2023 to celebrate business commitment to improving employee health and wellbeing at a recognition and awards event organised by local health charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS).

Hosted at The Rabbit Hotel and Retreat, the event celebrated health achievements of businesses who have taken part in the Work Well Live Well programme, a workplace health and wellbeing support service delivered by the charity and funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA).

A range of specialists were invited to deliver activities and talks centred on wellness, fitness and nutrition. Guests included Declan Cunnane, CEO of Northern Ireland Chest Heart And Stroke, who gave an overview on the impact of WWLW, Jane McClenaghan from Vital Nutrition who spoke about ‘Good Mood Foods’ and Gary Milligan from Fitness Belfast who encouraged everyone to get moving and the importance of exercise. The Public Health Agency then presented awards alongside the WWLW team.

The Work Well Live Well programme has supported Riada in putting employee health and wellness first. Riada have introduced

•health and wellbeing employee surveys

•developed a bespoke 3-year action plan for their team

•facilitated training and accreditation of 4 Riada employee Health Champions across the business and

•consistently deliver monthly training, webinars, resources and networking opportunities

Riada Managing Director Arlene McConaghie comments

“We joined the Work Well Live Well programme with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Riada employees across the business. We are so proud our effective workplace health programme has been recognised as making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our employees and the community in which we live and work. A working environment, where people are protected and valued has the potential to increase wellbeing and we look forward to building upon our current success, creating a happier, healthier and more productive workforce....”

To learn more about the Work Well Live Well programme and sign up your workplace, visit


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