Following the success of our previous Activity Challenge, SSE is introducing a new Wellbeing Challenge for 2018 – Going for Goals. It’s a little bit different this year – the aim is not only to encourage colleagues to become more active but to also think more about the things that impact their overall health and wellbeing.

How Does It Work?

Registration window:Tuesday 8 May until Sunday 20 May
Registration code:SSEWB2018
Start Date of challenge:Monday 4 June
End Date of challenge:Sunday 1 July
Duration:Four weeks
Goals:You can score up to a maximum of six goals for per day
Teams size:Up to a maximum of five, including team leader

To find out more about the challenge, click here.


How do I register?

Every individual will be required to register on the website using the registration code – SSEWB2018. You can use your SSE email address or a personal email address. Please remember your email address and password - you'll need them each time you log onto the website. Registration will be open from Tuesday 8 May until midnight on Sunday 20 May.

What happens once I've registered?

You can decide if you want to take part in the challenge individually or as part of a team. Being on a team is great for keeping yourself motivated, for sharing ideas and for friendly competition with other teams. It can also be a great way to meet new people!

I can't remember my login / password details?

Your login is your email address and there is a password reset facility available. Simply, click on the password reset link and an email will be sent to you with full instructions.

How do I become a team captain?

Once registered, simply decide on the name of your team (be creative!) and select Create team. After that, decide who you want to be in your team and just let them know. Give them a call or email and let them know your team name. They will need to register and once they have, they can simply join your team by searching for the team name.

How do I join a team?

Once registered, click on Join team and then search for the team name. The team name will appear in a list along with the team captain's name. Once you have found your team name, simply click on Join.

How do I add my team members?

Once you have registered and created your team name, just let those who you want in your team know. Once they have registered, they can search for your team and then simply join. The team captain can then see this in their team dashboard, along with the new member who can see the team they've joined.

I can't see my site location on registration?

As part of the registration process we have included as many SSE sites as possible but not all sites will be listed. Please choose the nearest site to your location or use the Contact Us facility and we can add your details.

Can I take part individually?

Yes of course. It's all about thinking how you can improve your lifestyle in some way across the various activities. Aim to score as many goals as you can, whether individually or as part of a team. So, if you don't want to be part of a team, that's absolutely fine. However, being part of a team is a good way to encourage each other and keep you motivated - so the more teams out there the better.

Why is the challenge called ‘Going for Goals’?

Each of the categories we have selected provide you with a goal to achieve each day, and we want to encourage everyone to achieve as many of these as possible. Some of you may be aware that this is not the only event to take place throughout June - with the FIFA World Cup starting on 14 June. It's easy to think about achieving a goal as ‘scoring’ a goal. We can also thank Catherine Dollery, who works in Penner Road, for the catchy title as it was a suggestion too good to ignore! Let’s all get involved and spend four weeks ‘Going for Goals’!

Will there be prizes?

Yes. Keep an eye out during the challenge for communications and ways to win a prize. You have to be taking part to win though - so make sure you register.

How do I get a goody bag?

Make sure you register early. The first 5,000 who sign up will receive a goody bag. These will be sent to the site details you provide during registration. If you want to know what’s in the goody bag, you need to sign up and then you’ll find out!

How can I score a goal?

We encourage you to add your goals daily if you can. Once logged into the challenge website, you can record the goals you score from My Dashboard or by clicking on the Log goals now button. You can also enter goals multiple times during the day.

How do I edit my goals?

If you have entered goals incorrectly, you can use the Edit function from My Dashboard. Simply click on the edit icon for the correct date and then make any required changes.

Can I add goals for another person?

Only the team captain can enter goals for any of their team members. On the Log Goals now page, the team captain will see a list of all their team members. Select the person you want to add goals for and add in the same way. The team captain will also have the ability to edit goals for any of their members from the Team Dashboard page.

Why do you score two goals for 30 mins of physical activity?

We want to encourage everyone to try and increase the amount of time they are physically active so this is a simple way to do it. If you achieve at least 15 mins you score one goal and if you achieve at least 30 mins you score two goals. You need to make sure your activity fits the category of brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, gym, exercise classes, housework or something similar at a moderate intensity level or above. You should always consult your doctor or medical practitioner before any physical activity you are not used to. If you suffer from any medical condition, are taking any medication, receiving any medical treatment or are pregnant please seek advice from your general practitioner or doctor before starting any new physical activity.

Why is this a wellbeing challenge and not just an activity challenge like previous years?

It's simple - physical activity is just one aspect of your overall health and wellbeing. We want everyone to think about lifestyle as a whole, both physically and mentally. As you are hopefully aware, we have had a huge focus on mental health recently and this is a fantastic way to include this in the 2018 Challenge. Just spending a few minutes each day to talk to someone about mental health helps us take huge steps to change the way we all think and act about mental health. Learning a little bit more about mental health can make it easier for someone out there who may need your help. Sleeping, what we eat and what we drink are also all very important and if we all think about these things over the four weeks, hopefully we can make some changes to our lifestyles that are longer lasting that just this challenge.

Can I score more than six goals in a day?

No. If you achieve 30 mins of physical activity as well as all the other categories you can score six goals. It doesn’t matter if you achieve much more time being active, it’s still only two goals for this category.

Isn’t it easy to just say you’ve achieved all the goals when you haven’t?

Yes of course it is. But you are only cheating yourself - so we hope that you won’t do this. This is all about honesty and trying to encourage everyone to improve lifestyles, health and wellbeing.

How can I track my / my teams progress?

The Team Dashboard provides an overall view of your team’s progress, including total goals each day and total goals per member. The team captain also has the ability to edit their team member's goals here. There are both Individual and Team Leaderboards. You can also filter the views by Business Unit, Department and Location and Search for your colleagues. You can also search for teams on the Team Leaderboard or filter by team captain location.

Can I change or move teams?

Yes, you can move teams at any time if you wish. However, it's best to try and remain in the same teams if you can so this should be avoided if possible. The team captain can simply remove you from a team via the Manage members function on the Team Dashboard.

Once you have been removed from a team, you can join any other team that hasn't reached the maximum of 5 members.

Can I change my team name?

Yes, you can change the name of your team from the Team Dashboard. Just click on Edit Team and amend the details. Don't forget to save your details.

Can I change any of my details?

Yes you can amend any of your personal details from the Manage Profile function on your Dashboard, including your avatar, photo or department name.