From February 1st 2021, Liverpool University Press staff will be collectively walking the 430 miles from our offices to Paris.
This past year has been tough for everyone, and awareness of wellbeing in the workplace is vital now more than ever. Taking care of employees’ wellbeing can help decrease stress and increase performance.
With wellbeing in mind, LUP has decided to take a virtual journey from our offices in Liverpool to the Eiffel Tower in Paris by logging our lockdown walks and tallying up our collective miles. In addition to our staff benefitting from the fresh air and exercise, we will be donating £1 for every mile walked to Samaritans Liverpool and Merseyside.
Our Paris trip was inspired by one of our recently published titles, Suicide Voices: Labour Trauma in France by Sarah Waters which examines the suicide crisis in the French workplace and helps our understanding of not just French society but every society.
You can follow our virtual journey to Paris via Twitter and by checking back on this post, we’ll be updating where we are on our journey every Friday.
*Disclaimer – all walks will be safe and local to staff. We’re not planning a staff trip to Paris. Although that would be good for wellbeing.
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