Active Wellbeing 2021 – A retrospective

2nd December 2021

2021 was certainly a tumultuous year for everyone. Which partly explains why, for the first time ever, CSSC in partnership with CSHR held their annual Active Wellbeing event in January.

Primarily though, January was the perfect time to relaunch Active Wellbeing, after a year of lockdowns and uncertainly. Not only did it allow for a much greater expansion of the activities, through an entire month, helping Active Wellbeing 2021 to be the most inclusive ever. But it also helped focus the fun around starting the new year with good habits and maintaining the benefits throughout the entire year to come.

Why was Active Wellbeing 2021 30 days of fun

Studies suggest that keeping an activity going for at least 30 days ensures you’re much more likely to develop long term healthy habits. By offering opportunities, advice, tools, entertainment and prizes for the four weeks, CSSC hoped to encourage more people to find a healthy activity they enjoy and were much more likely to continue taking part. And it worked.

More than 2,500 of you signed up to make that change over the course of Active Wellbeing 2021. Over 5,000 badges were attained, 1,300 digital packs were downloaded and you won in excess of £5,000 worth of prizes and giveaways.
And most excitingly, nearly a quarter of all participants vowed to maintain their momentum, by carrying on their chosen activity.

You rose to the challenge

To further inspire everyone, we introduced a fun new element to Active Wellbeing 2021. After choosing a pledge to stick to, or creating their own, pledgers checked in weekly during the campaign to log into their dashboard, update their progress and claim their badges.

Whatever the pledge, whether it was walking a little more, dedicating time to others or improving work/life balance, there were over 50 online Support Tools to help you achieve your goals and keep them going. Across the 30 days we were thrilled to see the huge number of people not only increase their activity but, have fun together while doing so.

Word gets around

What makes Active Wellbeing so successful is sharing in the fun with friends, and last year was no exception. By spreading the word and getting hundreds of friends, colleagues, teams and family members involved, it really propelled Active Wellbeing 2021 into the future and made the campaign our best ever.

Over 70 Departments all over the UK got involved in Active Wellbeing 2021, with some whole departments challenging each other to some spirited tournaments and fierce completion.

Active Wellbeing 2022

In honour of last year’s success, we’ve decided to keep Active Wellbeing 2022 in January. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your year and to make good on those new year resolutions, that so many of us set in December.

This time around we’ve got loads more prizes to win and we’re looking forward to a fantastic start to the year. We’ve got all new digital packs to download, packed full of helpful hints, tips, resources and inspiration. Plus, the game is back to collect badges and receive your rewards.

New this year, for everyone who signs up to pledge, you’ll receive a special membership prize, to help make sure you’re never ‘lost’ for something to do.

We hope to see you pledge from 6 January in time ready to start Active Wellbeing 2022 on 17 January. And we hope you share this with all your friends and family, as the more people who join in in with Active Wellbeing 2022, the more fun we’ll have and the healthier we’ll all feel.

About CSSC

CSSC is here to look out for those who give their all, supporting the country and its people. Whether it’s across the civil service or public sector, we look after the people who have chosen to put their time and energy into others: serving them, protecting them, healing them, teaching them.

When we formed 100 years ago it was in the hope that, through sports we could inspire and encourage the whole of the civil service to unite, draw strength and feel empowered with CSSC. And our vision has never changed in over a century.

So today, through our communities, events, advice and guidance, and an unparalleled range of discounts and offers, we aim to help those in the civil service and public sector make the most of their leisure time. To relax and recharge, so that they may remain the best possible version of themselves.

Find out more about how CSSC could help you and your loved ones do more of the things you love, with the people you love.